Morrish Solicitors has issued a press release announcing the new partnership with Napo. Morrish will be working with us to offer members a bespoke legal service, including a dedicated helpdesk, offering support and advice on a variety of legal services.
Napo’s H&S training course for reps in London and the South East and South West has now been opened out to members from other areas.
Nominations are sought for the following Officer posts to take effect from AGM in October 2019:-
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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.
In July last year, the MoJ launched its Strengthening Probation, Building Confidence consultation after announcing plans to terminate and retender the CRC contracts earlier than expected.
Last week, the MoJ published its response to the consultation.
The new Cafcass Chief Executive, to take over from Antony Douglas, has been announced. Jacky Tiotto will be taking up her post in Autumn 2019. Jacky will be joining Cafcass from the London Borough of Bexley, where she is currently Director of Children’s Services.
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.
Tuesday 14th May certainly was a busy day for probation followers. At 10am The Justice Select Committee heard evidence from Dame Glenys Stacey on her HMIP Annual Report. Bob Neill’s opening remarks left no doubt in anyone's mind where the committee stood in its view of TR. – “Irredeemably flawed”. This was further backed by Dame Glenys Stacey’s comments: “Deep systemic issues that cannot be resolved.”
More than 120 MPs have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family courts in England and Wales treat victims of domestic violence. A BBC story today reported on the idanger of abusive ex-partners being granted unsupervised contact with their child by the family courts. The report said that at least four children have been killed by a parent in the past five years after a family court granted access. READ MORE