Changes to Probaton Service

A Press Release from the Probation Service says that from June 1st the local probation service will be abolished. Staff will transfer to either the National Probation Service or one of 21 ‘shadow’ Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC’s).

The statement said that ‘these reforms are costly, bureaucratic and unsafe. They are causing chaos and demoralisation among probation staff.’

In the autumn, the Government is planning to sell off CRC’s to the private sector and let them run for a profit. None of the companies who are bidding has a track record in running a probation service.

Napo; UNISON; and GMB are the trade unions representing the probation workforce.
We are campaigning to stop the privatisation and keep probation a local accountable service. Community safety is at real risk if the sell-off cannot be stopped.

Rght Hon. Chris Grayling Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice can be reached through his web page.
Theresa May the Home Secretary can also be contacted through her web page.

JG.Scott

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we are two people living in Brighton who have both been through the 'hostel' system. I (Chris) have been street homeless, I am currently a recovering alcoholic living in a privately rented flat. I (Gordon) have a degree of media studies from University of Westminster. I've had many psychological problems, but am now nearly recovered. I live on my own in a privately rented flat. Disclaimer Any information including photography given in PRS Blog is the responsibility of Chris and Gordon's blog and may not be published elsewhere except with their permission and they will try and use names and pictures of people only with their permission. Contentious statements will be kept to a minimum and hope that libellous statements aren't made. The blog is published with good intent and it is hoped to publish material which will be constructive and of benefit to others who may use the service.
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