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As part of the Ministry of Justice’s probation reform programme they are seeking to continue their further engagement with the voluntary sector.
Clinks are supporting the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) by hosting three events. These ‘market warming’ events are designed to provide more information on the design of future probation services ahead of any formal competition. The events will focus on the potential role for the voluntary sector and will cover the Ministry of Justice current thinking on the shape of future probation services, services for vulnerable cohorts, quality measures and commercial processes. In particular the events will focus on the potential role for the voluntary sector.
These events are specifically for the voluntary sector to hear more about the MoJ’s final plans.
Find out more and make sure your organisation is prepared for these changes:
The MoJ plans to signpost prime bidders to Clinks’ directories of voluntary sector organisations working in the criminal justice system in order to identify potential supply chain partners. If you are interested in being involved in supply chains for the delivery of the new probation contracts make sure your organisation is registered and your details are up to date.
Read a blog on what we know so far here https://www.clinks.org/community/blog-posts/whats-latest-review-probation
Please note that the information above relates to England only. HMPPS Wales is progressing plans for an alternative delivery model with the NPS in Wales assuming responsibility for the management of all people – high, medium and low-risk of offending – so that advice to court, risk and need assessments, sentence planning and managing enforcement and recall will all sit within a single organisation. They are currently considering three approaches to commissioning which are set out in this presentation. HMPPS Wales plans to launch the competition in the first half of 2019 but it will likely be slightly later than in England and their preferred approach will be shared prior to this.