International Women’s Day

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We are celebrating International Womens Day by highlighting the great work we do with female offenders. This is Jodie’s inspiring story: “I committed my offence and the magistrate ordered me to do 15 hours with the West Yorkshire Probation CRC who then put me onto the Together Women Project. I wasn’t sure what to expect…

Alexene’s Comic Relief Celebrations at 10 Downing Street!

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In May 2014 Alexene Nellist, Diversity and Development officer at WYCRC, completed an unbelievable coast to coast walk alongside her sister Ashleigh and best friend Kim, walking from Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay, and finally ending in Scarborough. This 13 day walk covered a staggering 209 miles, and raised over £2,013.00 for Sport and Comic…

Trainees Turning Lives Around

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Three trainees are part of a new team offering support to people on probation. The Getting Real Opportunities for Work (GROW) traineeship is run by Inspiring Change Manchester (ICM) in partnership with the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company. Its aim is to protect the public by preventing re-offending. Eddie Fraser, Chelsey Gibbon and…

WYCRC achieves top excellence status!

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We are proud to announce that we are the first CRC under new ownership to successfully achieve the EFQM two star status. The European Excellence Model (EFQM) is an accreditation which shows how well an organisation is performing and where improvements are needed. Organisations are assessed on a number of criteria such as; leadership, strategy,…

Ofsted Rating for Services for Children in Leeds

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Ofsted has rated services for children in Leeds as ‘Good’ overall after an unannounced inspection. The inspection focused on services for children in need of help and protection, looked after children and care leavers. WYCRC is an integral organisation within the partnership which supports great outcomes for children, young people and the families of Leeds.…

Right Direction Volunteers Recognised at Celebration Event

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Right Direction aims to recruit ex-service users to support current service users to successfully complete their orders. Through training they can gain a Level 1 award in probation Volunteering Skills which is great for enhancing their CV. The volunteers act as a positive role model to show what service users can achieve offering inspiration and…

Woodhouse Mills Pond – Community Payback

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Back in February this year the WYCRC Community Payback team were contacted by Woodhouse Mills Pond, a local wildlife sanctuary in Huddersfield, requesting help to build an outdoor water area which would be used as a teaching facility at North Huddersfield Trust School. Joe Beaver, a Senior Lab Technician at the school, initiated the project…