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Equality Act 2010: Annual Equalities Report 2013/14
Cheshire Probation Trust (CPT) has been conducting annual reviews since 2009/10. These demonstrate the work that CPT has undertaken in relation to service delivery and employment practice across the protected characteristics. Doing this work enables CPT to focus resources where they are needed to reduce, remove and minimise any disadvantages and increase opportunities for everyone.
To access the Annual Equalities Report 2013/14 please click here.
CPT Client Based Focus Group
Cheshire Probation has a number of service user engagement groups. The Crewe 'Client Based Focus Group' is the most established and has had a significant input into the Trust over the past 12 months, including direct input into the stakeholder response submitted by the Trust in relation to the Transforming Rehabilitation consultation.
The positive reputation of the group led to Raymond Lunn, a Desistance from Crime Consultant, visiting and observing a meeting with the agreement from group member. Following this he provided a set of observations. The report makes for interesting reading and can be accessed here!
Cheshire Probation Trust at the No Offence Awards
Cheshire Probation Trust was proud to support our three shortlisted nominations for the No Offence CIC Redemption and Justice Awards held on 3rd October 2013. To read more about the nominations please click here
Residents give the Health and Harm Reduction Programme the Thumbs Up!
Cheshire Probation is pleased to report the completion of the first self designed Health and Harm Reduction Programme at Bunbury House Approved Premises in Cheshire. We are delighted that participant feedback has highlighted the programme as being engaging, effective and exceeding their expectations. Click here for further detail on the programme, its evaluation and comments from our Approved Premises Manager.
Howard League for Penal Reform Community Programme Awards
Cheshire Probation is proud to annouce that the Cheshire Specified Activity for Female Empowerment (SAFE) was awarded second place at the national Howard League Community Programme Awards. The award, within the Women's category, is further recognition for the work of the Trust with women in Cheshire.
If you want to read more about SAFE and the award please click here
Cheshire Probation Trust’s Annual Report 2012-13 (Accounts) and Business Plan 2013-14
Cheshire Probation Trust’s Annual Report (Accounts) is now available for downloading. Click here to view a copy. The Trust Business Plan for 2013-14 is available within the publications section to the right of the page.
National Probation Awards 2013
Cheshire Probation Trust proudly supported Angela McGuiness, Probation Service Officer, at the Probation Awards 2013. The awards, which were presented on 3rd July 2013, cover a range of categories including Diversity and Equality for which Angela was shortlisted.
To find out more about Angela's work please click here or access the article via the publications tab to the right of the screen.
Community Payback Annual Report 2012
The Cheshire Community Payback Annual Report 2012 is now available for downloading in the Publications section. David Meade, Community Payback Manager at the National Offender Management Service, commented on the report stating that:
'The report provides a comprehensive picture of Cheshire and how Community Payback by offenders benefits local communities in the county. A number of innovative partnerships have clearly been developed and I was interested to see that attempts are being made to focus Community Payback on high crime areas. In this way offenders can make more direct reparation for the harm done by crime.'
He goes on to say that 'the report contains some very positive feedback. It is impressive that 100% of beneficiaries were satisfied or very satisfied with the work which had been done. It is also encouraging that members of the public are able to nominate work projects for offenders to undertake at Police Forums. This helps to ensure that Community Payback provides real benefit to the community. Offenders additionally have opportunity to undertake employment related qualifications with Achieve North West and Manchester College. It is very positive that a number of offenders have managed to gain employment directly as a result of Community Payback work.'