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Sunday 22 April 2018

IOM and Third Sector NACRO Case Study of Four Pioneer Sites


Author: West Yorkshire Police; DOMU (Drugs and Offender Management Unit)


IOM and Third Sector – NACRO case study of 4 pioneer sites March 2009

The aims of the study were to:

  • Assess the level of engagement between the pioneer sites and Third Sector Agencies (TSA) and provide a baseline of engagement.

  • Identify barriers to Third Sector engagement and strategies to address them

  • Provide recommendations for the future working of IOM projects with Third Sector Agencies.


In West Yorkshire, Leeds was used as a case study.  Headlines from Leeds start on page 44 of the main document.



Headlines for West Yorkshire IOM

Leeds IOM model compares very favourably to other Areas, in particular Nottingham and London, where there is little Third Sector involvement.  There is praise for the maturity of the partnership arrangements, noting the advantage of building from DIP.


Recommendations of the report

  • Formalise working arrangements within Service Level Agreements (specifically Together Women parenting across Leeds).


  • Co-location and co-working are viewed as the most effective means of delivering IOM and should be promoted.


  • Operate to the principles of the “Compact”, in particular around proportionate commissioning.


  • Commissioning to be informed by offender needs assessment.


  • Make use of existing, funded TSA services within IOM, in particular to ensure ongoing support following de-selection.


  • Involve TSAs in service delivery, operational management and strategic arrangements and ensure effective linkage between all levels.


  • IOM arrangements to reach out to BME and women offenders.


  • Involve Clinks as an “umbrella organisation” to ensure Third Sector strategic oversight.


  • Expand opportunities for volunteering.


  • Explore the development of community engagement arrangements.