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It gives us great pride to update and inform on the work we do with young people and adults in custody and in the community, providing them with high quality offender education, training and employability services.

Our teams of colleagues are passionate about transforming lives - it is what makes them tick. We look forward to keeping you abreast of their endeavours in sites across the UK.

Novus news will be regularly updated on our website and can also be digested in New Directions, our quarterly newspaper, which you can download below.

Novus has interesting and exciting news to share. With nearly 3,000 colleagues operating across more than 60 sites and working with over 65,000 offenders annually, there is never a shortage of stories to tell.

The work we do with the Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service, the Youth Justice Board and a variety of partner organisations enables us to report on how we are raising the aspirations of offenders to increase employability and reduce re-offending.

Football as a foundation to change lives

Leamington Football Club have partnered with Novus and the team at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (STC), to deliver weekly football sessions to the young people at the centre in Rugby.

Coaching staff from the National League North club are working with a group of boys and girls at Rainsbrook STC on a weekly basis taking them through their paces in a series of football training sessions.

The benefit of sport to young people in a custodial environment and the role it can play in rehabilitation cannot be underestimated. Sport supports their physical and mental wellbeing, it can help to improve behaviour, develop communication skills, and instil the motivation and skills that will support young people on a pathway into education and employment.

Steve Byrne, Director of Youth Justice at Novus, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people at Rainsbrook STC to take part in activities that take them beyond the classroom environment and we are delighted that the team at Leamington FC are giving their time to support our young people on the road to turning their lives around.

“The positive impact sport has on young people and their attitude while in custody makes it beneficial to the whole prison community.”

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Novus has built successful and effective partnerships that work to the benefit of offenders and ex-offenders.

From the long-standing working relationships to the more recent partnerships we have forged, we are delighted to join forces in transforming the lives of children, young people and adults through the provision of high quality learning and employability skills.

Working with the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and the National Offender Management Service as well as a wide range of visionary charities and organisations, we strive to raise our learners’ aspirations, support them back into purposeful activity, prepare them for the world of work and consequently reduce the risk of re-offending.

Our partners offer crucial strategic input into the delivery of our services and provide an insight into their sector, ensuring Novus evolves and our work remains of the highest quality.

We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and put even more people on the path to a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.

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