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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

Sections 20 and 21: Transfer of staff and effect of transfer

74.Sections 20 and 21 allow the Secretary of State and the Lord Chancellor to make schemes for transferring staff into the new Services. These schemes would cover the transfer of staff from a probation committee to a local probation board or to CAFCASS, and the transfer of relevant local authority staff and staff of the Official Solicitor’s office to CAFCASS. The Sections contain provisions which give staff the right to maintain their terms and conditions of service when they transfer to their new employers. Section 20(2) provides that chief probation officers currently employed by probation committees may be appointed as chief officers of local boards.

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