In trying to find something useful or new to say about this TR omnishambles, I've been glancing at a recent report published by the Centre for Social Justice entitled 'the new probation landscape'. It's basically a survey of voluntary and third sector organisations who are currently in the process of considering bids for parts of our work.
There's no great surprises in it. Some are keen, some are scared stiff and some don't know what to think. We know the government feel that their involvement is essential though, as reported here on the Third Sector website:-
The government faces a crucial challenge in ensuring that charities can take part in delivering probation service reforms, according to Jeremy Wright, the prisons minister.