Isn't it strange how several people can have the very same idea at the same time? On Sunday I was pondering what the hell to write next on this blog and one idea was '10 Ways to Save Probation'. But I got sidetracked, and didn't write it, but I notice at least two other people did. Tweeter POofficer posted this 'How to Save Probation' on their blog and Rob Allen posted this 'Are we too late to save Probation?' on their blog.
It's completely obvious to me that an absolutely key element of any plan to try and save probation has to be the gleaning and sharing of information. If it were not for another blogger, Joe Kuipers, we would be almost completely in the dark at the present time in terms of information regarding this whole omnishambles.
For what ever reason, Napo has proved to be incapable or unwilling to collect and disseminate information on a regular basis, even though this is an essential part of fighting any campaign, and the advent of instant publishing has revolutionised the ability to do this speedily and cheaply. The vacuum has to be filled, hence my efforts here and those of others taking full advantage of 'new media'.
If a campaign is to have any chance of success, we must all share what information we have, and especially what's going on in each Trust. So, my contribution to 'ways to save probation' is please tell us what's going on where you are!