Napo HQ Blog

Napo’s campaign to reunite the Probation Service continues to receive validation. The collapse of Working Links and now Interserve would cause any sane government to doubt the wisdom of continuing to outsource probation services to private companies...Read more
22nd Mar 2019
TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister urging a change to her approach on Brexit. They have requested an urgent meeting to discuss their concerns. The letter...Read more
22nd Mar 2019
The Joint Union in Prison Alliance is surveying staff in the prisons in England and Wales to find out about their recent experiences of working in the prison environment. Napo has been part of this trade union alliance since it was set up last...Read more
22nd Mar 2019
Napo General Secretary today issued members working in KSS CRC a useful update on pay negotiations and staff working in Wales. Click here to read the update and here the accompanying joint TU letter to KSS CRC.Read more
15th Mar 2019
The growing use of technology to supervise individuals on probation offers no conclusive benefits, according to new research published by HM Inspectorate of Probation. The research did not find evidence to suggest remote supervision leads to better...Read more
13th Mar 2019
There were some good interventions on the state of Probation by MPs in Justice Questions in Parliament yesterday. Ellie Reeves (Labour Lewisham West) asked: " The recently published National Audit Office report on probation services highlighted not...Read more
13th Mar 2019
The TUC confirmed this week that General Secretary Frances O’Grady will speak at the Stand Up to Racism march and rally in London on Saturday 16 March 2019. Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of London, Cardiff and...Read more
12th Mar 2019
Napo put out a press release today calling on Ministers to abandon their plans to remarket rehabilitation services following the failures of the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). This was in advance of In advance of the Public Accounts...Read more
12th Mar 2019
Napo briefed parliamentarians in the Justice Unions Group (JUFCPG) on the recent collapse of Working Links. Napo told politicians Working Links had been running Devon Dorset and Cornwall CRC, Bristol, Gloucester, Somerset and Wiltshire CRC and the...Read more
06th Mar 2019
For years, Napo members have known what a catastrophe Chris Grayling is. Dubbed "Failing Grayling", the Tory secretary of state seems to have the reverse Midas Touch with an uncanny ability to corrode everything he gets his hands on. The probation...Read more
06th Mar 2019

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