Tags are what WordPress calls is keywords. I attach a small number of tags to every post to help people navigate between content with the same keywords. Tags may be people (David Gauke say), organisations (The Howard League, Revolving Doors Agency), themes (women offenders, homelessness) or specific items (heroin, cocaine, ROTL). If you’re looking to research a particular issue, they can be invaluable.
TR provokes strong feelings with some seeing it as an opportunity to improve the quality and effectiveness of work done to reduce reoffending and others maintaining that it is mainly about privatisation and will result in a poorer service. This fundamental difference of opinion has led to a somewhat stagnant debate in recent months. So, I decided to try to liven up the debate, and widen its scope by engaging some new participants…
There have been better times to be a probation officer. It’s not the easiest job in the world at the best of times and, like every other public service, probation trusts have had to implement year-on-year financial cuts for the last few years. But 2013 is the toughest year yet. 70% of probation’s work is being outsourced and a wide range of large private and voluntary sector organisations are seeking to take over the work. Recently the MoJ has acknowledged that probation trusts could spin out public service mutuals and bid for their “own” work.
Price is what you pay, value is what you get There is a consensus that the Work Programme contracts were primarily awarded on price with
Angela Cossins is Chief Executive of Cheshire Probation Trust and Resettlement Lead for the Probation Chief’s Association. Tweets by @a_cossins Getting started Anyone who
The deadline for responding to the Ministry of Justice consultation on the future of the Probation Service is tomorrow, 22nd February 2013. I finally got
Earlier this week (5 February 2013), the Policy Exchange Think Tank published a briefing paper on PbR in the justice system: “Expanding payment by results
Sarah Billiald is Chief Executive of Kent Probation and leads on Communication for the Probation Chiefs Association. Tweets by @sbilliald Read your timeline like
Jonathan Ledger (@jonathan_napo) General Secretary of Probation Trade Union NAPO, on why he tweets. Early Convert I was an early convert to Twitter inasmuch
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