The Offender Management Bill was introduced by the Home Secretary, John Reid, who deemed that the Probation Service was not supervising dangerous prisoners adequately. To reduce re-offending and improve the way in which offenders are managed the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) was formed to oversee both prisons and probation. This ended probation’s status as sole provider of community interventions and introduced the concept of the best available provider from the public, private or voluntary sector. This change in the way that services are delivered, via the private sector, had the governments agenda of providing a more cost effective way. The probation-prison relationship has become more problematic since the creation of NOMS. Mawby and Worrall 2011, evidenced that whilst probation workers found involvement in multi-agency work with the courts, police, prison service and other community groups stimulating and rewarding many were demoralised by ‘being merged with the prison service and losing their identity and respect for their domain within a ‘command and control’ culture’.