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Skills for Justice combines with Skills for Health

Will deliver 'significant enhancements' over the next 12-18 months

27 August 2015

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Skills for Justice (SfJ) will be integrating with Skills for Health to form one organisation from today.

The new organisation will continue as a not-for-profit registered charity across the UK. It will operate the Sector Skills Council licences for the health and justice sector footprints.

"Our Boards felt that the timing was now right to maximise the synergies for our customers and stakeholders by bringing the two organisations together," Sir Duncan Nichol (chair, SfJ) and Chris Hannah (chair, SfH) said in a joint statement.

The two organisations had worked in close partnership over several years on a range of initiatives and services. Their work covered a wide range of UK public services, including health, police, prisons, fire services, armed forces and local government.

"Through our history of joint working we have been very aware of the benefits that could be achieved for our customers and stakeholders by combining the strengths of SfH and SfJ. We are delighted that we have been able to integrate the two organisations and look forward to the very positive outcomes for the sectors that we serve."

The combined organisation will be taken forward under the leadership of SfH's current CEO, John Rogers.

"This is a very positive move for both Skills for Health and Skills for Justice. Our customers and stakeholders will see very little change to the services that they receive as it will be 'business as usual' and customers will see no immediate change to their service," he said.

"However, over the next 12-18 months it is very clear that we will be able to deliver significant enhancements by maximising the strengths and expertise of both organisations across the combined wider sector footprint."




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