Probation Opposition Day Debate 30th October 2013

“Few public services can be as readily overlooked as the probation service. For the last century probation officers have tirelessly and selflessly sought to help make our society safer and to rehabilitate those who have been drawn towards crime. The role they play is a vital one and it is important that politicians from across the party spectrum recognise this. As the second century of the probation service begins it is crucial that the unglamorous, painstaking yet hugely important work of the probation service is cherished, not undermined, by both Government and opposition parties”

(Rt. Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister – in NAPO’s 2007 Changing Lives: An Oral History of Probation )


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