IOM and Third Sector – NACRO case study
of 4 pioneer sites March 2009
The aims of the study were
the level of engagement between the pioneer sites and Third Sector Agencies (TSA) and provide a baseline of engagement.
barriers to Third Sector engagement and strategies to address them
recommendations for the future working of IOM projects with Third Sector
In West Yorkshire, Leeds was used
as a case study. Headlines from Leeds start on page 44 of the main document.
Headlines for West
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
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