Government awards £500,000 to support probation mutuals

3 Jul 2013 02:45 PM

The first support contracts have been signed to help probation trusts spin out and bid for new contracts.

The Cabinet Office is supporting probation staff who are considering ‘spinning out’ of probation trusts into mutual organisations and has now signed the first contracts with suppliers providing over £500,000 of specialist support.

The first cohort includes 7 spin outs covering 11 probation trusts. This means that groups of staff from within nearly a third of the UK’s 35 probation trusts are actively preparing to bid for services in the national competition for rehabilitation services - which the Ministry of Justice plans to roll out by early 2015.

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