Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Probation Service: Public Safety or Private Profit?

Surrey & Sussex Branch

Public Meeting

The Probation Service:

Public Safety or Private Profit?
Thursday 15th August
7:00 pm
City College Pelham Street BN1 4FA

Guest Speakers
Caroline Lucas MP
Professor Paul Senior  Director Hallam Centre Community Justice 
Ian Lawrence General Secretary Napo

The Government plans to outsource 70% of the Probation Service’s work to private companies such as G4S and Serco.  This will include supervision of ALL Low and Medium Risk Offenders. 
Probation Trusts are not allowed to bid for their own work.  We believe Justice and public protection should not be about profit.  It should be about public safety, reducing reoffending, rehabilitation and preventing further victims. 
We invite you to come along to this public meeting to hear more about these plans which will affect communities, residents and business of Surrey and Sussex.  There will be ample opportunities for you to ask questions and share your own views. 

What can you do?
Attend the public meeting
Sign the e-petition on the parliamentary website

View our short video, partly shot in Brighton at the Paddle Round the Pier Beach Festival.  Search on Google or YouTube for “Grayling Sinks Probation Service” or go to  

For more details contact Napo Surrey and Sussex Branch at surreysussexnapo@outlook.com