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.

Research at NOMS CFO

Please see below for all reports currently available.

In Numbers

In Numbers is a collection of reports providing a statistical overview of the NOMS CFO programme.... Click HERE to read more.

CFO Provider Reports (Summary) (Round 2, 2014)

The following CFO Provider reports outline the support that Providers offer their targeted hard-to-help sub-group. The reports are designed with the purpose of being an effective feedback mechanism to the provider... Click HERE to read more.

CFO Provider Report - Yorkshire and Humberside (Round 2, 2014)

The prime provider, West Yorkshire Probation Trust, has provision for sex offenders in both custody and community settings; however a focus was placed on custody provision. When on the programme, participants... Click HERE to read more.

CFO Provider Report - South Yorkshire (Round 2, 2014)

The prime provider, South Yorkshire Probation Trust, utilises social enterprises and other local businesses, developing and investing in them, to facilitate ... Click HERE to read more.

CFO Provider Report - North East (Round 2, 2014))

The prime provider, Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG), offers a warm, sympathetic and non-judgemental service to participants and to take measured steps to removing barriers so as not to overwhelm them... Click HERE to read more.

CFO Provider Report - North West and Merseyside (Round 2, 2014)

The prime provider, Merseyside Probation Trust, incorporates the sub-project as part of their wider Achieve North West programme in order to protect the participants from the label of mental health and the associated stigma... Click HERE to read more.

CFO Provider Report - East Midlands (Round 2, 2014)

The prime provider, Leicestershire and Rutland Probation Trust, have sub-contracted two women’s specialist services, Women in Prison (WiP) and Changing Lives, to help with the delivery of the provision... Click HERE to read more.

Justice Data Lab - Re-offending Analysis of NOMS CFO (Round 1, 2010)

The Justice Data Lab has published 19 statistical reports detailing a re-offending analysis of the NOMS CFO cohort during the first phase of the programme... Click HERE to read more.

Assessing the Link between Qualifications & Occupations (Nov 13)

This statistical report identifies links between the subject nature of qualifications achieved and the occupations that have been subsequently entered by NOMS Co-financing participants... Click HERE to read more.

Knowledge Transfer Programme

In 2012 NOMS CFO funded a Knowledge Transfer Programme and worked closely with Social Firms UK and SERIF ( Social Enterprise Research & Innovation Foundation)... Click HERE to read more.

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... Click HERE to read more.

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