Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|30 Jun 2017, 1:41 p.m.||Community Rehabilitation Companies||David Hanson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of staff moral in community rehabilitation companies in England and Wales.
Answer (Mr Sam Gyimah)
We recognise that the reforms to probation services led to a period of great change for staff. Staff in the National Probation Service (NPS) and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) were provided with support both during and after the transition to the new probation structures.
CRCs are responsible for the welfare of the staff they employ. All suppliers were required to outline their employee incentive offer at the bidding stage, and these have been contractualised. We monitor CRCs closely through a robust contract management process.
We have undertaken an overarching review of probation, looking at the standards we set for providers and how we hold them to account, and will be publishing our findings in due course.