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Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

What do we know about the new probation providers?

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There are a mix of aspiring large private companies (15), probation mutuals (11), voluntary organisations (10), County and Borough Councils (3) and a further education college (1) - these add up to more than 30 since many organisations are in partnerships or Joint Ventures.

Who will run new probation?

Following the announcement of the organisations who successfully completed the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire hurdle in the Transforming Rehabilitation competition last week, I thought it might be interesting to provide a very brief overview of the 30 bodies who want to run probation services from 2015.

There are a mix of aspiring large private companies (15), probation mutuals (11), voluntary organisations (10), County and Borough Councils (3) and a further education college (1) – these add up to more than 30 since many organisations are in partnerships or Joint Ventures. You will see from the list below that several organisations are in more than one partnership – for instance the drug provider CRI is bidding alone and in partnership with Ingeus and St Giles Trust; Sodexo also qualified as a sole bidder and in partnership with a Greater Manchester and Cheshire probation mutual.

This post replicates the official list below and provides links to either the partnership/Joint Venture if they have a web-presence or to the most relevant page of the main partners.

Just click on the hyperlink of the main organisations. Please feel free to offer corrections and improvements to the list:

Bidder namePartners include
A4E
ARCC LtdFabrick Housing; the Wise Group; Safe in Tees Valley; Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust; the Vardy Foundation; Changing Lives in the North East CIC (potential Durham Tees Valley staff Mutual) ; Stockton Borough Council; Darlington Borough Council
Aspire2 Change Ltd (Essex Probation Trust potential Mutual)
Capita Plc
Chalk Ventures LtdA4e Ltd; Bridges Ventures LLP; Co:here (potential Kent Surrey Sussex staff Mutual)
Crime Reduction Initiatives Ltd
CRR Partnership LtdCarillion Plc, Reed in Partnership Ltd; Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt)
EOS Works Ltd
GEODeltaGeo Group UK Ltd; Delta Rehabilitation Ltd (potential Humberside, Lincolnshire and York and North Yorkshire staff Mutual)
GMCSodexoSodexo; Greater Manchester and Cheshire Staff Group (potential Greater Manchester and Cheshire Staff Mutual)
Hampshire Rehabilitation ServicesHampshire County Council; Altered Images Management Ltd (potential Hampshire Probation Trust Staff Mutual)
Home Group Ltd
Ingeus UKIngeus UK; St Giles Trust; Crime Reduction Initiatives (CRI)
Innovo (CLM) LtdInnovo (CLM) (potential Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside staff Mutual); The Manchester College
Interserve Investments Ltd
Home Group and Mercia Community ActionHome Group; Mercia Community Action (Mercia Community Action is a CLG comprising a potential mutual of staff from West Mercia and Warwickshire Probation Trust and Willowdene Rehabilitation)
Momentis and Home GroupHome Group; Momentis (potential Mutual including Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust staff)
MTC AmeyMTC (UK) Ltd; Amey Community Ltd
Northern Inclusion Consortium LtdDISC; The Cyrenians; Groundwork NE; Mental Health Concern; Spectrum Community Health CIC
Pertemps People Development Group
Prospects Services
Prospects Resolutions LtdProspects Services; Resolutions Ltd (potential West Yorkshire staff mutual)
Seetec Business Technology Centre Ltd
Sentinel Offender Services Ltd
Shaw TrustShaw Trust; (potential involvement of Dorset Devon and Cornwall staff mutual)
Sodexo UK & Ireland
The GEO Group UK Ltd
The Manchester College
The Rehabilitation CompanyCatch 22 Ltd; Turning Point; Williams Lea (division of DHL)
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