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Probation officers walk out over changes

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Staff from Ilkeston’s probation service joined a national strike on Monday over plans to outsource 70 per cent of the service to private and voluntary providers.

Ian Lawrence, general secretary of Napo, the National Association of Probation Officers, said: “It is a dangerous social experiment that we believe will lead to a reduction in rehabilitation and fragment risk management, placing the public at risk.”

 

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