Partnership work

We are contracted by the Ministry of Justice to provide a total package of services to deliver the sentence of a court. We believe this is enhanced by working with a variety of organisations committed to the same goal. Therefore, forging successful partnerships is a crucial element of our business.

Multi-agency working

We work with organisations from the public, private, community and ­voluntary sectors in order to ensure our delivery aligns with local and ­regional priorities in terms of ­reducing ­reoffending and maintaining public safety. This includes co-funding services with local ­statutory partnerships where they support these objectives, as well as participating in ­Criminal Justice Boards along with colleagues from local authorities, police and the ­National Probation Service (NPS).

We also work closely with the police, NPS and other agencies to deliver Integrated ­Offender Management (IOM) services. This requires the co-ordination of effort, activity and shared resources to minimise the likelihood of reoffending for higher-risk service users. 

Working with User Voice

We have a contract with User Voice to help us get valuable feedback from service users to shape the way we do things. The Service User Council provides a forum for service users and probation staff to meet and discuss how we can improve what we do.