No place for profiteers in Probation

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2019 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
6 June 2019

The privatisation experiment of Transforming Rehabilitation has shown that there is no place for profiteering in Probation services.

Many of the Community Rehabilitation Companies ran into trouble very quickly as a result of unachievable contracts which inevitably lead to reductions in staff, service quality and standards. Conference should be reminded that all of these Probation areas were deemed as Good or Excellent under the previous manifestation of Probation.

Our union campaigned under the Probation Not For Sale banner and we strongly believe that this sentiment stands stronger than ever.

Private profit holds no place in any area of public service delivery and we call on the Service Group Executive (SGE) to ensure that this message remains at the forefront of all of our campaigning.