HM Inspector for Probation and the Justice Select Committee have called the privatisation of probation a failure, yet the Ministry of Justice plans to continue its “marketisation” of probation only this time with bigger contracts. All the evidence suggests that it is the split between providers that has caused the greatest issues. To continue this will not rectify the situation or improve service delivery.
- Reunify the Probation Service
- Bring Probation back into public ownership.
- Develop local probation services that can function as a non-departmental body and respond with flexibility to local needs.
- Increase the use of third sector organisations to make available local services
Despite being sceptical about the government's consultation on it's plans for Probation, Napo will be playing a full part. As part of this, we are producing a series of in depth briefings and question papers looking at the other big questions prompted by the paper, even if they’re not specifically mentioned in the consultation.
Consultation Blog #3 - The toxic legacies TR
Consultation Blog #2 - The money and the financial questions around the new CRC contracts
Consultation Blog #1 - The disastrous TR model
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The EDM was put down at the end of June by Liz Saville Roberts MP following publication of the report of the JSC inquiry into TR.
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