Social Media

Digital technology and social media has revolutionised the way in which people communicate and share information.

You can now keep up to date with Probation by using social media. It can help you can find out about our latest news, consultations, events, recruitment opportunities, services, publications and other general updates. Social media also helps us to share opinions and information to promote discussion.

Probation on Social Media 

Using our Social Media – Participation rules

We wish to encourage the use of our social media channels wherever possible however we ask that all users read and agree to our participation rules which are listed below.  We reserve the right to remove any comments and ban or remove any user without notification who does not comply with our participation rules.  Users should also familarise themselves with each social media site’s own terms and conditions.

The following participation rules apply to comments, posts and any other form of information that is submitted onto our social media channels. Additionally the user or participant is responsible and liable for what they upload to the social media site.

  • Be respectful to other users of each site and do not bully, harass or intimidate any individual, group or organisation.
  • Do not use language that is offensive, harmful, discriminatory, threatening, abusive, obscene, unlawful, or of a sexual nature.
  • Do not violate the law or use for any unlawful purposes or in the furtherance of any illegal activities.
  • Stay on topic and do not upload content that is unrelated to the subject and purpose of the site.  Profiles or information regarded as spam will be removed.
  • Do not disclose or discuss any personal or private information including probation and any ongoing legal proceedings.
  • Do not impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or an organisation.
  • Do not advertise or commercially endorse products and services.
  • Do not infringe or violate someone else’s rights.

These rules are not exhaustive and may be updated on an ongoing basis.

For more information please read our Social Media Policy and Social Media Procedures.

We do not monitor our social media channels 24/7.

Requests for information  

If you wish to request information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Data Protection Act (DPA) or Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), please visit Probation's Access to Information section.

Staying safe online

It’s important to know how to stay safe online, for example being careful about the amount of personal information that you post or submit online. For advice and guidance please visit NI Direct – Staying safe online