Probation: keep it public and local

99% of probation workers oppose the government’s probation reforms

The issue

UNISON is campaigning to protect the probation service in England and Wales.

The government proposes to break up the service and privatise the essential public protection work that our members carry out. 

Probation must remain a public service, working with other local public sector providers and being democratically accountable to local communities.

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Latest news

  • UNISON is calling on the government to delay its new public procurement regulations, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, which came into force today for all public service contracts - except those for NHS England - in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • There are just two weeks left to vote in favour of the union's campaigning voice in the political fund ballot, which closes on 30 November