Professional Associate Membership

Professional associate membership is open to the following groups of people:

  • Former probation or family court officers who become teachers making a substantial contribution to the training of future probation or family court officers
  • Social workers in Scotland working with offenders
  • Probation and other relevant staff working on the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands
  • Social work staff of approved probation hostels not employed by probation
  • Other staff employed by probation or Cafcass, who share the professional aims of the Association, but who are not eligible for full membership

Professional associate membership entitles you to the following:

  • Members are welcome at all branch meetings and national Napo meetings such as AGM
  • Voting rights on all motions except for motions relating to salaries and conditions of service
  • Free copies of Napo News (8 issues per year)
  • Free copies of the Probation Journal or Family Court Journal
  • All additional benefits are available to professional associate members (more information on the membership benefits page)

Subscription costs for professional associate members are 25% the rate for full members, commensurate with gross annual salary. The current rate of subscriptions are detailed in the linked document below.

In order to join as a professional associate member you will need to send an application form, along with your cheque for your fees made payable to Napo to your local membership secretary. Because membership secretaries can change throughout the year you will need to either call or email the membership department at Napo to find out who your local contact is. You can contact us on 020 7223 4887 or via