The new public sector National Probation Service (NPS) will be part of the National Offender Management Service, an agency of the Ministry of Justice, which is a public authority for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010. As such the NPS will be required to conduct its operations in full compliance with this legislation.
Many of the functions performed by the Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) will be public in nature, such as the supervision of offenders in the community. In exercising these functions the CRCs will also be obliged to comply with the requirements of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010. As part of their response to the Transforming Rehabilitation competition, the owners of the CRCs will provide details of their intended approach to meeting these requirements and these commitments will be enforced through the contract management process.