Submit Object

We warmly welcome you to our project. Please take the time to find a quiet space; close your eyes for 5 minutes and think what images come up when considering your connection to the Probation Service. At first there may also be words, but if you wait, pictures will start to join your thoughts. Then select the most significant object, get a digital copy of it, and capture in words how it relates to your journey in the Probation Service

How you can get involved:

  • Read our Submission Information here before submitting your object
  • Submit a picture of your object
  • Submit a write up of a maximum of 200 words about your object, why you chose it and what it means to you
  • Tell someone about the project who might have a picture of an object to submit

The objects will be collected in this online gallery and published on our website. We want to tell a story about probation from the photographs of objects. We will act as curators, classifying and grouping the submitted objects with the accompanying descriptions. Our intention would be to publish a book with a selection of the submitted pictures.


    Name *

    Email *

    Why your object? *

    Upload your image(s)

    Please answer the following questions by ticking the response that applies.

    1. I have read the Submission Information for this study.

    2. My questions about the study have been answered to my satisfaction and I understand that I may ask further questions at any point.

    3. I understand that I am free to withdraw from the study within the time limits outlined in the Submission Information, without giving a reason for my withdrawal without any consequences to my future treatment by the researcher.

    4. I agree to provide information to the researchers under the conditions of confidentiality set out in the Submission Information.

    5. I agree that the picture be published on this website.

    6. I agree that the written text can be published on this website.

    7. I would like my contribution to be anonymised.

    8. I consent to the information collected for the purposes of this research study to be used for any other research purposes. I understand that this information will not be shared with other organisations.

    Demographic Survey

    How would you describe your gender?

    What is the year of your birth?

    What is your age?

    What ethnicity do you most identify with?

    Which geographical area do you work in?

    Professional History

    What is your current role?

    If you are a current / former probation worker, what is the title of your current role?

    How long have you been working in probation? (e.g. six months)

    What roles have you held in probation, if any

    If you worked in probation, when did you leave?