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Privatised Probation Service - what could go wrong? Grayling was involved

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SirGalahad, 16 Feb 2019.

  1. SirGalahad

    SirGalahad

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    What is the current Gov fascination with privatisation. In most cases its proven to cost more and deliver less. How can this Government say its prudent when it continues these hair brained privatisations.

    Can only conclude they are ideologues or have a hand in the cookie jar.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politic...expresses-grave-concerns-about-no-deal-brexit

    In the interview, Gauke was also questioned over a highly critical HM inspectorate report about privatised probation services. The chief inspector of probation, Dame Glenys Stacey, said that staff in the south-west were classifying offenders as low-risk just to meet government targets, grossly misclassifying the risk they posed to society.

    The company providing the services was criticised for allowing business imperatives to trump the quality of the service delivered in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, which the inspectorate ranked as inadequate, warning that similar practices could be presented in other regions of the UK.

    Effort is focused disproportionately on reducing the risk of any further contractual (financial) penalty,” Glenys said. “For some professional staff, workloads are unconscionable. Most seriously, we have found professional ethics compromised and immutable lines crossed because of business imperatives.”

    The provider, Working Links, an employment and probation company owned by an asset management group based in Germany, went into administration on Friday after its owner, Aurelius, announced last week it was selling the remaining parts of its public-sector businesses in the UK.

    Gauke also announced the establishment of a new privately run scheme, Tags for Offenders, which will allow for the 24-hour GPS monitoring of offenders’ location.
     
  2. EFLImpudence

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    Simply because they and their friends will be the ones taking over and making the money.
     
  3. SirGalahad

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    Good old corruption by another means.
     
  4. EFLImpudence

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    Yes.

    It is also difficult to justify privatising an organisation with no income or investors.


    That obviously ends up with either "pay whatever we say it costs plus profit" or

    the organisation will only a spend a lesser proportion of a flat rate payment leaving enough for profits.

    so, it either costs more than before or the 'service' is cut.

    You can bet it will not be run at a loss.


    The British will put up with anything.
     
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  5. ellal

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    Thank gawd we're leaving the EU...

    Imagine living in an area where the majority of countries still value public services above private profit...

    Long live the tories and their rejection of the european social model (y)
     
  6. durhamplumber

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    Indeed
     
  7. securespark

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    Christ help us....

    Edited to clear up formatting mistake.
     
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    Correct,,as long as Germany says so,,remainers click their heels and nod.
     
  9. SirGalahad

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    Grayling was involved.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society...part-privatisation-of-probation-working-links

    t was announced on Friday that Working Links, owned by the German-based asset management group, Aurelius, had collapsed. The same day, HM inspectorate of probation published a report saying that Working Links staff wrongly classified offenders as low-risk in order to meet government targets.
    Grayling pushed through the transferral of 70% of the work done by the public probation service to private and voluntary sector providers in 2015, in what was called the most extensive privatisation in the criminal justice system ever.
     
  10. ban-all-sheds

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    You need help, and I urge you to seek it asap, as your repeated expressions of ignorant and frightened fear of Germany is bringing shame and disgrace onto the UK.

    The war finished over 70 gears ago - get over it, FFS.
     
  11. transam

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    The EU is run by the Franco / German cartel ;) tis a fact a little known fact but none the less a fact ;)

    The biggest disater of this Brexit caper is that we the UK have abandoned our freinds in the East

    Poland ect they will now be at the mercy of the Franco / german alliance :eek:
     
  12. Notch7

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    Already are, German infrastructure, French trains
     
  13. ban-all-sheds

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    NO IT IS NOT.

    It is a fabrication of pathetic, parochial, ignorant, frightened little throwbacks like you.

    When the grownups in the rest of the world look at comments like yours they laugh at us, and I am rightfully *(£$"&%*%£(%() p*ssed-off and angry with people like you who are doing that to this country.
     
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    DP doesn't get out much, bless him.
     
  15. jasonzyx

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    I entirely agree with you, BAS.
    But I think it is pointless correcting the mistakes of those who are blindly and ideologically opposed to integration with foreigners.
    Even now while predictions of economic damage are becoming evident, the Brexiteers deny it is anything to do with Brexit. And when it is proven to them, beyond any doubt, they shrug their shoulders and say, "well it's worth it."
    You cannot reason with the true believers who refuse to listen to reason.
     
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