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get rid of NOMS and all of its bureaucracy

Comment 2nd July 2010

 

the national offender management model was created and implemented to join up the prison and probation services. For those of us working within these services, we know it has created nothing more than an extra layer of ineffective bureaucracy that does nothing to achieve the real purpose of these services (punishment, protection, rehabilitation etc).

My idea is simple:

Repeal the legislation that has brought NOMS into being, get rid of the huge central machine that adds little value (and certainly not value for money) and put the money into front line services.

 

 

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the national offender management model was created and implemented to join up the prison and probation services. For those of us working within these services, we know it has created nothing more than an extra layer of ineffective bureaucracy that does nothing to achieve the real purpose of these services (punishment, protection, rehabilitation etc).

In reality, despite its idealistic aims, NOMS has become a burden. There is no improvement to justify the costs. Yet it continues to tie the hands and drain the money from those wanting to do a decent and effective job within our communities.

Repeal the legislation that has brought NOMS into being, get rid of the huge central machine and put the money into front line services.

You might even consider telling the public about the probation service and what a good job it actually does. Explain to the public that  punishment doesn't have to just mean prison. That we are effective in our work. Then explain why we're losing staff and the ability to provide our services due to the devastating cuts being imposed.

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