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.
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.