A UNISON response to: GreylinG4s Transforming Rehabilitation

The Northwest Probation and CAFCASS branch consider the Ministers proposals to privatise probations 35 trusts via 16 Lots to be ill thought out and lacking any other intention than to line the pockets of selected multinationals whilst undermining over 100 years of rehabilitation.

One of the main claims of the minister is that the risk will be transferred from the public to the private sector.  Yet does he seriously believe that when it goes wrong, like the Failing IT and Facilities Management contracts, that the Public sector will not be left to pick up the tab?

And bear in mind this is will not be as easy to resolve as the security farce at the Olympics where the armed forces stepped in, the probation trusts took 105 years of development and are staffed by highly skilled and experienced professionals.

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