Napo HQ Blog

In our fortnightly meeting with Cafcass senior management, Napo has asked for clarification about direct work with children. We were reassured by Cafcass senior management that there will continue to be a hybrid approach to direct work with children...Read more
02nd Dec 2020
The government has set out an enhanced version of the landmark Domestic Abuse Bill to Parliament, which will go even further to support and protect victims and punish perpetrators. The bill is the most comprehensive package ever to tackle this...Read more
11th Mar 2020
On 5th March, Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, gave the following written statement in the House of Commons. On 6 December 2019 Joseph McCann was given thirty-three life sentences at the Central Criminal Court for a series of violent...Read more
11th Mar 2020
At its last meeting, Napo's Professional & Training Committee decided to undertake a probation-wide survey on how training is being delivered, it's effectiveness and how it can be improved. Your help would be really appreciated. It will only...Read more
27th Feb 2020
Napo was recently made aware of devises being fitted to desks in a CRC office by a member who was concerned about their purpose. We have received the following explanation from HMPPS in relation to this. “They are devices that help us understand how...Read more
27th Feb 2020
In summary, Napo is opposed to the proposal for fair and open competition to fill the new PDU/Deputy roles. We believe that these appointments must be handled under the existing mapping and matching process for the reasons set out below. Fair and...Read more
14th Feb 2020
The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group , which brings together 10 national unions, including Napo, to co-ordinate campaigning activities in parliament and beyond, has published a summary of the group's activities in 2019. TUCG SUMMARY 2019Read more
07th Feb 2020
News just in that Ian Barrow has been appointed as Interim Director for the Probation Workforce Programme , following its recent launch. He will take up post on the 3 February. Members will know Ian from his previous role as Probation Divisional...Read more
31st Jan 2020
AGS, Dean Rogers, ran a workshop at this year's AGM on understanding the Local Government Pension Scheme and the problems Napo has been helping members with in relation to Ill Health Early Retirement. If you missed this you can read the notes from...Read more
21st Oct 2019
Around two million women face difficulties in work because of one of the workplace’s biggest taboos: the menopause. That’s a significant number of women currently dealing with symptoms which can be severe and temporarily debilitating. And...Read more
21st Oct 2019