Probation Under Threat
The Ministry of Jusitce is pushing through its Transforming Rehabilitation plans to outsource 70% of the Probation Service's work by the end of 2014. Napo belives that the true motivation behind this is to drive down costs and an ideological commitment on the part of the government to the private sector being the preferred bidder as opposed to state run services.
If these plans proceed it will lead to fragmentation of the service, staff cuts (that is how the government will make its savings and the companies their profit) and will severly compromise public protection.
Napo is campaigning vigourously to defend the Probation Service from this threat.
Latest Campaign Bulletin
Download the latest campaign bulletin Latest Campaign Bulletin 33
Download a campaign leaflet Public Protection Not Private Profit - A5 leaflet
The Do's and Don'ts of leafleting, public meetings, demonstrations etc. An Activist's Guide to Public Campaigning
Lobby your MP
Napo is urging ALL members whose MP is a Liberal Democrat to contact them urgently asking them to write to ministers asking for the TR Agenda to be piloted before it is rolled out nationally; to sign EDM 936 (see below); and to make representations during their Party political meetings for the agenda to be slowed down. A model letter will be posted shortly. We are also planning a Green Card Lobby of Lib Dem MPs on 12 March. More information to follow.
Email your MP using the link below with the following request for a meeting:
I would be grateful if we could meet as a matter of urgency to discuss the Coalition’s plans for the future of the Probation Service. As you may be aware the government is planning to contract out up to two-thirds of the Probation Service’s work to the private sector. I and my trade union Napo have real concerns about the proposals, which we believe are being pushed through with unnecessary haste and in a way that could compromise public protection. We have many other concerns and I would be most grateful if we could meet within the next couple of weeks to discuss them.
Download a copy of a briefing to take with you
EDM 936 - Probation Privatisation Pilot
Ask your MP to sign the Early Day Motion 936 calling for a pilot of the TR proposals before national roll out.
MODEL LETTER -Letter for MPs on EDM 936
The following briefings can be downloaded to give to MPs.
Download the earlier issues of Probation Under Threat Campaign Bulletins below