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Catch22

Organisation Summary

Business Sector:Public services

Business Activities:Justice; Education; Apprenticeships and Employability; Young People and Families; Social Enterprise

Business Location:UK wide (HQ London)

Chief Executive:Chris Wright

Turnover:£60m approx. (2014-15)

Employees:1800 (combination of staff & volunteers)

Legal structure:Charity

Website:www.catch-22.org.uk

Catch22 has a long and rich history in innovative public service work. Catch22 was formed in 2008 from a merger between the Rainer Foundation and Crime Concern. The earliest roots of Catch22, however, go back to 1788 and the formation of the Philanthropic Society (later Crime Concern), which was created to help young people who were caught up in crime to develop ‘virtuous dispositions and industrious habits’, and ultimately to ‘find them the means of an honest employment and livelihood’. The Philanthropic Society saw their ultimate goal as improving society at large. They aimed to ‘unite the spirit of charity with the principles of trade’ by focusing on the social returns gained from improving the ‘morals and ethics’ of young offenders.

Catch22 is a social business, a not-for-profit business with a social mission, which designs and delivers services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities.

Our 1800 colleagues work at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting more than 41,000 individuals from cradle to career. Today we deliver alternative education (through our multi-academy trust and nine schools), apprenticeships and employability programmes, justice and rehabilitation services (in 22 prisons and in the community), gangs intervention work, emotional well-being and substance misuse, and children’s social care programmes.

E3M Member

Catch22

Name:Chris Wright

Title :CEO

Chris Wright is Chief Executive of Catch22. He leads the team of 1800 staff and volunteers that in 2014/15 supported 41,722 people in over 100 locations.

Chris originally trained as a probation officer and in 1999 established Nottingham’s first multi-agency Youth Offending Team. From there he moved to the Youth Justice Board as Head of Performance where he led on developing and implementing a performance management framework for the Youth Justice System. He joined Rainer in 2006, which became Catch22 in 2008.

Chris is an advocate for the social enterprise sector playing a key role in the delivery of public services. As a result, Catch22 is known both for its innovative and collaborative approach to justice, education, employability and social care.

Chris’s belief in social justice extends to his commitment to Nottingham Forest one day returning to the Clough glory years.