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NOMS CFO Celebration Event 2011

NOMS Co-financing Organisation recently held a celebration event to highlight the success of the first phase of their, joint funded, ESF programme to support offenders into employment, education and training.

The celebration event which took place in Chester brought together the Prime Providers and some Sub-Contractors’ from the 2 phases of the ESF programme and the NOMS CFO Team, with over 170 people attending on the day.

September 2011 - Celebration Event

NOMS CFO is currently working with nearly 43,000 participants – offenders and ex-offenders in English prisons and probation area.  Of those, 11,424 participants have been started in 96 prisons and 30,850 in 37 probation areas across the whole of England, stretching from the North East, through the Midlands and to Cornwall.


The day culminated with the presentation of certificates and trophies to some of our partner organisations who have contributed to the outstanding success of the project so far.

These awards included:

Sustainability Award

This award recognises projects which have had an environmental focus when promoting jobs and skills, which can include developing environmental skills to promote basic skills.

Winner: Merseyside Probation Trust/Recycling Lives
Runner-Up: SOVA Recycling
Runner-Up: A4e Social Enterprise


Equality Award

This award recognises CFO providers and sub-contractors whose project has made a special effort to engage and help particular disadvantaged groups (Over 50’s, Females, Lone Parents and BME groups).

Winner: The Manchester College/Care First Ltd
Runner-Up: Serco (EoE) and London Action Trust
Runner-Up: Merseyside Probation Trust


Innovative Project Award

This award recognises projects which have demonstrated an innovative approach to assisting participants to access mainstream services and employment opportunities.

Winner: Leicester & Rutland Probation Trust
Runner-Up: The Manchester College and CHANGES
Runner-Up: London Probation Trust and Prison Radio Association


Good Practice Award

This award recognises examples of good practice which have been developed by providers and/or sub contractors and could be adopted elsewhere.

Winner: Serco/Milton Keynes College
Runner-Up: Serco (EoE) and F1 Training


Partnership with Stakeholders Award

This award recognises CFO providers and sub contractors who have developed effective partnerships with key stakeholders. These could include sub contractors, employers, Prisons and Probation Trusts.

Winner: Pertemps People Development Group                                   
Runner-Up: Serco (EoE) and SOVA
Runner-Up: Merseyside Probation Trust


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