There has been growing disquiet among staff, and subsequent media investigations have shown the terrible state of our probation service:
"Probation Service Reform Labelled 'Monumental Failure' After Shocking BBC Panorama Documentary"
".........Last month, HuffPost UK revealed these private firms have been handed millions of pounds an additional £37m by the Government last year despite an explosion in violent reoffending. The move was branded a “bung” by probation union Napo and “rewarding failure” by Labour.
"The number of offenders on probation charged with murder, manslaughter, rape and other serious violent or sexual crimes has risen by more than 25% since the service was privatised and prison numbers continue to rise.
"A joint report of the prisons and probation inspectorates in June also gave a damning verdict on the CRCs’ [Community Rehabilitation Companies] Through the Gate (TTG) programme."
How much evidence is needed before it is recognised that privatising public services rarely, if ever, provides value for money - at least not in the long term.
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