Since April 2015, Shaw Trust has delivered services for the National Offender Management Service Co-Financing Organisation (NOMS CFO). NOMS CFO is co-financed through the European Social Fund. As a charity with a focus on employment, learning and skills, this is a key strand of our work.
Shaw Trust is the prime contractor for London, the East of England and the South West of England for the NOMS CFO3 service. Over the life of the contract we will work with more than 18,000 participants, including some of the country’s most disengaged individuals.
Our goal is to enable the people we support to contribute positively to society. We do this by supporting offenders to gain lasting life and employability skills. We work with individuals who are excluded, disaffected and disadvantaged, supporting offenders to reintegrate into their communities.
The CFO3 programme provides specialist support, skills and training in prisons and in the community. It helps participants access mainstream provision, improve their social inclusion and increase their chance of employment.
We work with a range of local organisations to deliver the CFO3 programme, ensuring we can offer the right offender employment support in the right place at the right time.
As part of our justice work, Shaw Trust supports gang members, women exploited by the sex industry, young offenders, individuals with a substance addiction and offenders with mental ill-health. We use a flexible, tailored approach to ensure that individuals receive relevant, carefully targeted support that will enable them to turn their lives around and stop committing crime. We support offenders during their time in prison and after they re-enter the community.
Shaw Trust is at the forefront of delivering new and innovative offender employment services, supporting the most challenged, and challenging, in the justice system.
Please contact us to discuss our justice sector work in more detail.