Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Relaunching Britain's probation service
A new, unified Probation Service has been launched today to tackle reoffending so that the public are better protected from crime as we build back safer from the pandemic.
A strong probation service is vital for cutting crime – but for too long its important work helping victims and tackling reoffending has been overlooked.
That is why the government has unified the Probation Service, so it can deliver a better and more consistent approach to supervising offenders – backed by £300 million since 2019 and with plans to recruit 1,500 more staff this year – it will increase face-to-face supervision, strengthen community service orders, and better utilise electronic monitoring.
A stronger probation service will mean that the public is better protected, crime is cut and fewer people become victims.