Business Plan 2011-12
Our contractual agreement with the Director of Probation and Contracted Prisons is clearly focused on our prime aim of reducing re-offending. This plan sets out our strategic approach to maintaining future sustainability and capacity as lead provider of locally focused probation services.
We face out first major challenge within the competition arena as we bid to retain the delivery of Community Payback. We shall demonstrate our competitive edge and capitalise upon our capacity to provide local probation services which address the special challenges of the rurality and sparsity of North Yorkshire.
The Board highly values the professional skills and commitment of our workforce. Support for innovation and development is key to driving forward best value solutions for delivery of services. Our Organisational Development Strategy will ensure the future capacity and sustainability of the workforce with its focus on developing leadership and business skills to fulfil the needs of the environment within which we now operate.
Greater local partnerships and wider collaboration will be fully explored, looking to private and third sector opportunities as well as strengthening and developing existing public sector partnerships. We will fully exercise our statutory involvement within local Community Safety Partnerships to gain wider appreciation of the value of community sentencing in reducing reoffending.
2011-12 will stretch the Trust’s capacity but, with the strength and dedication throughout the organisation, we can approach the challenges with confidence. We plan to firmly establish our role as lead provider of locally based probation services whilst maintaining our high standard of delivery. Our aim, as always, is to reduce crime, support victims and help make communities in the City of York and North Yorkshire safer.