Kent Probation

Kent Probation Council

Kent Probation commissioned User Voice to develop a Community Council. User Voice and Catch22 formed an exciting partnership to implement this work and build on our respective strengths.

The first stage of our consultation in Kent culminated in an Open Space Event on 28th June 2012.








Phase 1 of the Project included:

1) A user-led survey of 319 service users

2) 11 focus groups with 67 service users

3) An open space event in June 2012 that was facilitated by ex-offenders and attended by 13 service users, nominated by their peers in the focus groups, and 15 senior probation staff

At the event, in depth discussions took place about probation and other related services and the group worked together to agree a set of recommendations and an action plan.

The reps then took the project forward to the next phase by becoming Kent Probation’s first Community Council.