Archive: Probation

"People are emerging from prison more broken than they were before"

Chris Grayling's probation reforms have been a disaster for the service

Warnings about the scale and pace of the reforms have come to fruition

Opinion Former Articles

  • Unite vows to resist Tory attack on probation services

    National Offender Management Services has announced that the probation service has been opened up to privatisation. The government intends to put out all Probation work to competitive tender.

  • CPAG: Introduction to welfare rights

    This week-long course is aimed at advisers, social workers, probation workers, health and housing workers and others new to welfare benefit advice work. This course is designed to give participants an understanding of the structure of the benefit and tax credit system, ability to identify the issues that may affect entitlement and an appreciation of the importance of advice and advocacy. The emphasis is on tackling benefit questions through case studies, including how to calculate entitlements, and providing participants with the chance to practise using CPAG’s Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook.

  • Call for limited extensions for late filers under new tax system

    The Chartered Institute of Taxation has called on HMRC to allow taxpayers a limited number of defaults before incurring a penalty for late submissions under the new proposals for digital tax reporting

  • 1,700 prisoners released early

    PM defends prisoner early release

    Gordon Brown repeatedly defended the prisoner early release scheme today amid accusations from the Conservatives that violent offenders have been released early.

  • Straw calls for national conversation on prisons

    Straw: More prison cells are not the answer

    Justice secretary Jack Straw has called for a national conversation about the use of prison, after warning it will not be possible to build a way out of the prison crisis.

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