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A heartfelt thanks received

15 July 2019

The efforts of our Community Payback teams do not go unnoticed. Once again, we have received great praise for some of the recent work undertaken, this time at St. Peter's and St. Paul's Hextable, Swanley Village:

Ex-offenders win top probation award

4 July 2019

A probation team that employs ex-offenders to work with its toughest cases has won a national award for preventing criminals from committing further offences across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Wales probation services urged to keep raising standards after transfer to new management

3 July 2019

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation today published its inspection report into probation services provided by the Wales division of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC).

KSS CRC praised for “innovative” work with offenders

19 June 2019

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation today praised the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region for its innovative work to divert people away from crime.

Probation workers reach 2019 National Probation Awards finals

12 June 2019

Two probation workers and a team from divisions of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), part of the Seetec group, could scoop a prestigious National Probation Award this year.

Community payback project shortlisted for a national healthcare award

23 May 2019

A project, which sees people on probation in Wales refurbishing walking aids, has been shortlisted for a national healthcare award.

Community payback receives great feedback

9 May 2019

Notes of excellent work are regularly sent to us, praising our community payback teams. The Revd George M. Rogers at the Holy Trinity Church in Milton Regis gives a glowing report about Hazel, one of our community payback supervisors:

The responsibility of probation when it comes to right-wing extremism

1 May 2019

Kerry Ellis Devitt, Probation Practice Researcher for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company, has revisited the growing threat of right-wing extremism and the implications for probation work. Probation has a responsibility to counter the threat of terror but the difficulty for staff is in the identification of potential radicalisation. So, what can probation do to better assess what terrorism, extremism and the risk of radicalisation actually ‘looks like’ in 2019?

Service to increase rehabilitation support to short-term prisoners

4 April 2019

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), part of the Seetec Group, has launched their new enhanced Through the Gate (TTG) service to nine prisons across Kent, Surrey and Sussex this week, to give offenders additional rehabilitation support to reduce their likelihood of reoffending.

KSS CRC latest gender pay gap report

29 March 2019

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees. As required under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 we have calculated our gender pay gap using the required analysis to show the difference between the average earnings of men and women across our business.

We respond to chief inspector's annual report on probation services

28 March 2019

We repond to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation's Annual Report which recommends principles for how probations services should operate.

Communities receive millions of pounds of work through Community Payback

14 March 2019

People on probation with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company, have completed millions of hours of Community Payback for the benefit of local communities. View our video to find out more.

KSS CRC response to National Audit Office report - Transforming Rehabilitation: Progress review

1 March 2019

The National Audit Office (NAO) publishes today a report examining the progress of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms to the probation service, which took effect in 2015.

Paul curates art exhibition on probation

1 March 2019

A former prisoner who says art has changed his life, has curated a new exhibition at internationally renowned Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate.

Crawley probation worker receives prestigious accolade for his work with offenders

25 February 2019

A Crawley probation worker has received a prestigious Butler Trust award certificate signed by Princess Anne for his work helping offenders turn their lives around.

Seetec appointed to deliver probation services in South West England and Wales

15 February 2019

Seetec a leading provider of employment, skills, apprenticeship and justice services, today confirms that the Ministry of Justice has appointed the company to deliver probation services in the south-west of England and Wales after the incumbent entered administration.

Ben wins a top industry accolade for his work with offenders

25 January 2019

Education, Training and Employment Coach Ben Alleguen has won a prestigious accolade for his brilliant work with homeless and unemployed offenders.


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Probation in the criminal justice system: The glue that is coming unstuck

19 December 2018

Probation services occupy a unique place in the criminal justice system. As the only agencies to work with offenders from the start of the court process through to the implementation of sentence and termination of statutory supervision, probation has been described as the glue that keeps the system together.

Ex-offenders to curate new exhibition at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

23 November 2018

A unique partnership launches today which sees people under probation supervision in the south east curate a new exhibition at Margate’s internationally renowned Turner Contemporary art gallery.

KSS CRC partnership with the Koestler Trust and Turner Contemporary

23 November 2018

In 2019 we’re partnering with the Koestler Trust, the UK’s best-known prison arts charity and Turner Contemporary, Margate’s internationally renowned art gallery, to bring art that is often hidden into public view.

Just the job: Sussex employers giving ex-offenders a second chance

16 November 2018

A job fair aiming to get around 100 people with a criminal past back into work took place in Brighton this week.

Probation values 'making common cause'

8 November 2018

In the second of three seminars, probation leaders reflect on the probation service values and what they mean today.

Probation identity matters

22 October 2018

Probation leaders reflect on the service's identity and what 'probation' now means.

One million pound upgrade for Sussex probation hubs

10 October 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in Sussex, today marks the completion of a one million pound upgrade to the region's probation infrastructure.

KSS CRC reponse to national review of probation companies' work to tackle domestic abuse

25 September 2018

The independent inspector for probation today published a thematic review of community rehabilitation companies' response to domestic abuse.

Payback gets glowing report from chairman

11 September 2018

The Chairman of a local village hall has heaped praise on the work carried out by a team of offenders on Community Payback.

KSS CRC to hold Probation Identity Events

4 September 2018

This autumn KSS CRC is holding three events on probation identity, values and its role in the criminal justice system.

UK’s first programme to rehabilitate convicted stalkers launches in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

1 August 2018

The UK’s first programme aimed at rehabilitating convicted stalkers launches today in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company responds to Ministry of Justice plans to consult on changes to probation services

27 July 2018

The Ministry of Justice today announced an eight-week consultation on proposals to change the way the National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) are organised. The Ministry proposes to end the current probation contracts in 2020 – two years ahead of schedule – and bring forward a new competition with new contracts in place and running by the start of 2020.

New chief probation officer appointed for Kent, Surrey and Sussex

25 July 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) - the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region - today announces the appointment of a new chief probation officer.

Offenders join fight to tackle plastic across Kent, Surrey and Sussex

23 July 2018

Offenders serving community sentences across Kent, Surrey and Sussex took part in a day of action this week to clear rubbish from eight of the region’s beauty spots.

Our Director talks to BBC about Government's female offender strategy

28 June 2018

BBC Radio Kent interviewed our Director of Excellence and Effectiveness, Graham Wines, about the Ministry of Justice's new strategy, which seeks to break the cycle of offending for women.

Kent Surrey and Sussex community rehabilitation company employee pay award

25 May 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region, today announces that employee pay will increase by two per cent this year with a further two per cent rise confirmed for April 2019.

Probation offices to remain at heart of Kent communities after £1.8m upgrade

22 May 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company has completed a £1.8m investment programme to replace the county’s probation offices.

New approach to rehabilitating women convicted of crime in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

21 May 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region, this week unveils a new approach to rehabilitating women convicted of crime.

New research unit to cut reoffending in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

12 March 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region, has announced the creation of a new research unit to test, trial and evaluate innovative approaches in a bid to cut reoffending and crime.