All you need to know about PbR:
Here you can find over 150 posts tracking every major development in payment by results since 2011. You can see where PbR has succeeded and, more frequently, where it has failed across a wide range of sectors: offending, welfare, employment, substance misuse… If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below:
Jack Cattell of Get the Data does a deep dive into the latest private probation reconviction data and payment by results outcomes and finds some contradictory trends.
NAO finds a total of £342 additional payments promised to Community Rehabilitation Contracts but thinks they may fail to hit payment by results targets.
The belated final evaluation of the drug and alcohol PbR recovery pilots found they were expensive, delayed treatment entry & had fewer treatment completions.
Belated publication of PbR drug & alcohol recovery pilots outcomes show mixed performance with fewer successful treatment completions than in non-PbR areas.
Final evaluation of Peterborough Prison resettlement scheme finds it cut reoffending by 9%, so why was it halted half way through?
DWP announces that worklessness is key issue which affects children and sets out bold plan to tackle it in next phase of Troubled Families Programme.
New report from Lloyds Bank Foundation finds that poor commissioning practices threaten the survival of small charities.