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Farmer Review says health relationships key to rehabilitation of women

Lord Farmer’s second review looks at strengthening family and other relational ties across both custody and the community through the lens of female offenders. It finds that supporting women to build and maintain healthy relationships is key to rehabilitation and reducing intergenerational crime. Read More

2019 AGM - Programme latest

The programme for this year's AGM in Cardiff is shaping up nicely. Outgoing HM Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey has agreed to be on the panel for the debate on the future direction of Probation. She will join Amy Rees, Executive Director HMPPS Wales and Strategy. We also hope to have Shadow Justice Secretary, Richard Burgon, and JSC Chair, Bob Neill.

Tackling inequality in the workplace

There are still places available on the LGBT Awareness Course - 28 June 2019 (in the PCS Building, London, SW11 2NY - close to Clapham Junction Station)/

This course is part of the re-instated equality awareness courses for members and branch activists.  This specialist courses will cover LGB&T issues and on On completing the course learners will be able to recognise key elements of an equality and diversity policy to ensure that employers get it right.

Union concerns after London NPS deemed “Wholly Unsatisfactory”

Napo the Trade Union for Probation staff is deeply concerned that the London National Probation Service has been assessed as “wholly unsatisfactory” by the Chief Inspector for Probation Dame Glenys Stacey. Despite the hard working and dedicated staff in probation who have worked tirelessly to try to manage in in an intolerable environment, the report is one of many that has assessed London National Probation Service as failing to meet the required standard. In particular this report focuses on the failure to support victims of sexual and violent crime.


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