Firstly let me start by saying I am one of those that are usually a reader and not a speaker.... however, recent events have gotten under my skin so I feel I have no other choice but to be vocal about my feelings. I feel that I was shafted into the CRC and not sifted!! Then I feel I was shat on from a great height by my SPO and ACE telling me I had a future in the CRC and that my experience and knowledge were valued and that there was a place for me long term. It transpires however, that my CRC just needs me in the short term to keep the service going until they can replace me with unqualified staff.
The union UNISON have done nothing to protect me, instead they have ensured their own jobs in NPS and have now reduced my mileage allowance just as we in the CRC are supposed to be going mobile working!! Hence my decision to withdraw from the union and go it alone, why put my head above the parapet for them when they wont do it for me?
I am managing 'high risk' cases in the CRC because my SPO wont refer to NPS in case there is a financial penalty on refusal... laugh... I could cry!! I am a fully qualified PO, I am trained in risk assessment but my decisions are overrun by arseholes more concerned with keeping their jobs than with concern about public safety, what does that say? The whole TR agenda has been a shambles which is why I have rendered my resignation today as I can no longer be party to such a debacle.
Good luck to those of you who remain, just remember that the whole point of this job was to reach out to people and help them to recognise their risk and to self manage it, to reduce future risk of reoffending and of causing harm to others. The goal posts have moved, payment now is my manipulated results and I am relieved not to be a part of this fucked up process that will result in profit for private companies, but increased risk in our communities. Sleep well those of you that choose to stay. xx