The privatisation of our probation services is a disgrace. Payment by results for a service to be delivered by private companies is wrong. It just is.
I have worked for the probation service (albeit a six month stint in HR) but I discovered enough to know that people who work in the probation service do so because they are caring individuals who want to make a difference.
Will these same individuals want to transition to a private company motivated by corporate greed? The answer is no, and they are leaving in droves.
Hear for yourselves why this policy needs changing on Radio 4's File on 4: