This page is here for archive purposes, to showcase CFO and European Social Fund (ESF) achievements between 2009 - 2015. For information on the latest ESF funded National Offender Management Service (NOMS) programme, please click here


Projects aimed at improving employability are seen as key to changing offender's lives and reducing reoffending. Since January 2010, the NOMS European Social Fund (ESF) Co-financing programme has been working with participants who would benefit from additional employment and skills provision.

The NOMS ESF Programme aims to complement existing provision, particularly the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) in prisons as well as other existing employment and skills services.

Consillium Report

Since its conception in 2009 NOMS CFO has commissioned several reports which look at how the Criminal Justice System works with Social Enterprises.

The first report commissioned in 2009 was a mapping exercise to identify the level of interaction between Prisons and the Social Enterprise arena.

The report is available to read or download here: Consillium Report

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