The personal and professional challenges for probation leaders charged with privatising their service.
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New study of the enforced migration of probation staff from public service to private company and the effects on their professional & personal identities.
Provocative and stimulating article by Professor Wendy Fitzgibbon on whether private probation will focus on innovation or cost cutting.
Reform Think Tank urges complete privatisation of probation with local devolution of offender management to Police and Crime Commissioners.
Once Michael Gove publishes more details of the nine new prisons he intends to build and we know for sure that they will be PFI, we can start testing out the Chancellor’s claim that the prison estate will be £80 million a year cheaper to run.
It should be remembered that “Policing for a Better Britain” was commissioned by the Labour Party and it is, therefore, no surprise to see the issue of privatisation tackled head-on. The report is not against privatisation but recommends that outsourcing should only be considered by reference to five key principles:
It’s getting increasingly difficult to have a productive debate about payment by results. For many people, PbR is merely shorthand for the privatisation or even a backdoor way of funneling public funds into multinational companies. For others, it is a potentially exciting approach to commissioning public services which can drive innovation and improved performance. But whether you love PbR or hate it, the main reason why it’s difficult to have a meaningful discussion is the lack of any evidence base. This post is my take on 10 critical success factors for PbR.
Mervyn Barrett is an independent candidate to be Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (the election is on 15 November 2012). Highly regarded for his background
There’s plenty of discussion about payment by results both online and at conferences and seminars. But one aspect that is rarely mentioned is how to