What we do
We’re creating better communities by supporting the people who safeguard society and reduce reoffending. Our services help keep the nation’s justice system on course. We do all of this by working through our joint ventures, prisoner transportation and facilities management teams. These teams provide a range of services from planning and providing secure prisoner transportation to maintaining courthouses, prisons and secure premises.
We also work with local community partnerships and charities to help ex-offenders and young people. We remove barriers that prevent people from returning to society, by providing custodial rehabilitation and education services. And we help the homeless and disadvantaged by providing them with the skills and support they need to find employment, giving them the best chance to succeed.
Creating better justice services
We should all feel safe where we live and work. We work with our partners, local community organisations and charities to:
- Create safe, secure environments – for interviews, witnesses and offenders
- Make transition easy – to help people make better choices and re-enter public life
- Put wellbeing first – for everyone in our care
- Strengthen positive behaviours and employment opportunities – for the homeless, ex-offenders and disadvantaged young people
We help the UK government deliver a more effective justice system. We do this by giving ex-offenders the support, knowledge, capabilities and self-confidence they need, to reduce the likelihood of reoffending. Through our Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), we help ex-offenders move away from their old ways and into a better future.
It’s our job to help find housing for those who need somewhere to live. It’s our job to help people access the education, skills and qualifications they need to find and remain in work. And it’s our job to provide the right care for those needing drugs or mental health support.
But that’s not all. Through our prison facilities management contracts we’re offering inmates nearing the end of their sentences meaningful work experience and skills development they can use on their release.
- 32,000 offenders managed
- Inmate work experience opportunities provided in 61 prisons
FM of secure premises
We’re supporting our justice clients, including the Ministry of Defence, Avon and Somerset Courts, and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). We do this by providing them with safe, clean and efficient prisons, government headquarter buildings and courts.
We help our clients make best use of their space and focus on what matters, by using our facilities management expertise to keep their secure premises running smoothly. And we make sure their buildings work harder for them by taking care of things ‘behind the scenes’, from temperature control, planned and reactive maintenance jobs, to cleaning, grounds and security services.
- 61 sites managed on behalf of HMPPS across the North East, North West, East, West Midlands and Wales
- 271, 607 planned maintenance tasks and 340,076 reactive maintenance tasks carried out by our prisons TFM teams in 2016/17
We provide secure prisoner escort and custody services on behalf of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) as part of our GeoAmey joint venture company.
We manage cell and dock areas in over 220 courts in the UK. And carry out the reliable and efficient planning; logistics and secure vehicle movements that make sure those in our care are where they need to be.
This means carefully organising and undertaking safe transport from prisons and police stations to courthouse suites, and back again - with compassion and the safety and wellbeing of all parties a priority. And we’re transforming the delivery of services by working in partnership with organisations and people from across the justice system, as well as charities such Mind, to develop our officer training programme.
- 500 purpose-designed custody vehicles travel over 5 million miles a year
- 10,500 prisoner movements every week
- 100 court docks managed daily
Through GeoAmey, we’re also providing secure escort services for children and young people on behalf of the Youth Justice Board (YJB). Our specialist team has the skills, training and experience to accompany youngsters under the age of 18 while they are in our care – with specific attention to their protection and wellbeing.
But our commitment to justice goes beyond transport. We work with the police, local authorities, charities and Youth Offending Team to break the cycle of offending. Our work with the charity Prison Me! No Way! helps deter young people from the wrong path by raising awareness about the causes, consequences and impact of crime – and by showing them what life could be like in a custodial environment.
- 30 vehicles designed specifically for the transportation of children and young people.
Through our work at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (STC) we’re helping get young people back on their feet and giving them a chance of a better life. Our skilled and highly committed team manage the centre on behalf of the Youth Justice Board (YJB), looking after youngsters remanded or sentenced to periods of detention.
We provide young people aged 12-17 with education, training and emotional support so that they can successfully resettle into the community. We’re creating a living environment that helps address the cycle of offending behaviour and the needs of the developing youngsters we’re caring for.
We also work with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, we’ll help 400,000 disadvantaged young people through the scheme over the next ten years – improving their chances of staying out of trouble and their employability.
- 76 male and female young people supported in our care
- 400,000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds supported to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the next ten years