The Parliamentary Justice Committee is launching an inquiry on the future of the Probation Service.
The Committee is seeking written submissions and will take oral evidence from stakeholders on the new model for the delivery of probation services.
The Chair of the Justice Select Committee, Sir Bob Neill, said:
“We’ll want to know if this new model will work and whether it will be capable of clearing the backlog of probation work caused by the pandemic. We’ll be asking whether private sector providers were consulted about these proposals, whether there were counter-proposals, and how the new model will supply the necessary services.
But above all we will want to see improvements in the rehabilitation of offenders, improvements in probation service staff morale and robust protections for the public.
In short, we want to make sure these latest reforms do not repeat the errors of the past so that the Justice Committee will, in future years, be scrutinizing a Probation Service fit for the Twenty First Century.”
UNISON aims to submit evidence on behalf of our probation members.
Please click HERE to be directed to an online survey which we invite all probation members to complete by no later than Friday 21 August.
Or, copy and paste the following link into your browser:
By completing the survey you give permission to UNISON to use your response in our written/oral submissions to the Justice Committee. Please note that UNISON’s response will be published on the Parliamentary website. Your submission is anonymous, but when making your response please do not refer to the names of places, cases or colleagues which could identify you, or others.