Insights Seetec appointed to deliver probation services in south-west England and Wales
15 February 2019

Seetec appointed to deliver probation services in south-west England and Wales

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Seetec appointed to deliver probation services in south-west England and Wales

Seetec a leading provider of employment, skills, apprenticeship and justice services, today confirms that the Ministry of Justice has appointed the company to deliver probation services in the south-west of England and Wales after the incumbent entered administration. 

All employees and current caseloads in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire (BGSW), Dorset, Devon and Cornwall (DDC) and Wales will transfer. Their terms and conditions will be protected under the transfer arrangements. People under probation supervision should continue to adhere to the terms of their order.

The areas will be overseen by Suki Binning, who has worked in probation for more than 22 years. Under her leadership, Kent Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company was judged in 2017 by national inspectors to be one of three probation companies deemed to be “performing well”.

Seetec executive director for community rehabilitation companies, Suki Binning, said:

“I hope today’s appointment gives some certainty to staff and partners connected to probation services in the south-west and Wales. It has been a challenging and uncertain period for probation teams in these regions, during which they have worked tirelessly to support the people they manage and protect the public.

“The immediate priority is to complete the transfer and stabilise the service. We will listen to our new colleagues and partners and work quickly with them to put in place an investment and improvement plan.

“Our approach is based on supporting staff to build strong, face-to-face relationships with the people they support and investing in evidence-backed interventions shown to reduce the likelihood of reoffending. While we recognise that confidence in probation services is shaken and do not underestimate the challenge and complexities ahead, we are determined to build a viable and sustainable service that maintains the confidence of communities in the south-west and Wales.”

More information about the probation services transfer can be found here

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