Managing director for MTC in the UK, Ian Mulholland, said: “This inspectorate report into race and probation made deeply uncomfortable reading, revealing the challenge the sector still faces to properly support staff and supervise service users, whatever their background.
“It is paramount that the experiences and voices of our people and those we support are valued and heard. While there were some positive points for London CRC in the report, including the way we analyse recalls to custody, the establishment of our Black Inclusion Group and focussed work in Tower Hamlets with the Bangladeshi community, we also know there is much more to do.
“We have a firm foundation on which to build. I am proud that 93 per cent of colleagues feel there is an inclusive culture at MTC and we will continue to advance this agenda because we know that diverse teams help us to make better, more informed decisions. We’re determined to ensure that the coming transition in June 2021 does not set back work in this area and are actively engaging colleagues in the National Probation Service on how to protect, drive and enhance this vitally important agenda.”