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Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

Section 23: Transfer of staff in consequence of arrangements under Part I

76.Section 23 allows the ‘appropriate Minister’, i.e. the Secretary of State in the case of the probation service or the Lord Chancellor in relation to CAFCASS, to set up a scheme for the transfer of staff where, at a future date, functions of a local probation board or CAFCASS are contracted out under the provisions in Sections 5, 8 or 13 of the Act. It gives staff the right to transfer to the new service provider and to maintain their terms and conditions of service when they transfer to the new employer.

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