Napo’s campaign to reunite the Probation Service starts now. The campaign is to be launched on the back of recent media coverage of the dangers of a split probation service evidenced by the shocking rise in SFOs since TR.
The probation unions are secheduled to meet with Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke, and Probation Minister, Rory Steward on 29th January. This will be the first meeting of its kind with the ministerial team and a longer than usual meeting has been provmised in light of the many key issues the unions wish to raise.
Birmingham Rep brings the CJS to the stage Three short plays combined in one production, The Sentence , from the BOLDtext Playwrites collective will be performed by Birmingham Rep on 28th January as part of their 'Open Door' season. It will be followed by a panel discussion with Napo's Tania Bassett on the panel.
Last week ended with something of a flourish media wise, as the Government’s announcement on their ill-judged decision to ‘Carry on Regardless’ with their ‘Marketisation’ of the Probation Service was given full exposure by Napo and senior Labour Party representatives on a number of major broadcasting and radio channels.