Thank you for taking the time to participate in our survey.

About this survey 

The new probation model is due to be introduced in June 2021. This survey aims to help us better understand the role of the voluntary sector in the new probation model - and specifically the impact of the commissioning model on the ability of voluntary organisations to engage with the new probation programme.

We are interested in the views of voluntary organisations who successfully qualified onto the dynamic framework and bid for contracts, as well as those that that were unsuccessful in qualification or chose not to bid for services. 
We hope the findings of this survey will help us to inform future procurement practice both within and beyond the probation service.

Please allow 10-20 minutes to complete the survey. The time it will take will depend on depend on the extent of your involvement in the commissioning processes. You can start the survey and return later using the same link to finish the rest.

The survey will close on 23rd June.

Who is undertaking this research?

Clinks is undertaking this research with three partner organisations – the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Wolverhampton and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research.

Your response will be anonymised and any data captured by Clinks will be held in accordance with our retention and privacy policies, which you can access here.

Please contact Nicola Drinkwater, Policy Manager, Clinks ( if you have any questions about this survey or the wider research project it is part of.