[2021] Motion 63 Reunified probation service needs investment

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Congress welcomes the reunification of the probation service and recognises the efforts of Napo, sister trade unions and partner organisations in the long campaign to reverse the ill-considered part-privatisation of the service in 2014.

Congress also recognises that serious damage has been sustained by the service over the last seven years to what was once a gold standard public institution, and that a major investment programme will be required to restore probation back to the levels of excellence that our members and the taxpayer demand.

Congress therefore calls on the General Council to do everything possible to support the crucial second part of the campaign to deliver the probation service out of HMPPS control, and for it to become a properly funded and locally accountable autonomous agency.