Napo HQ Blog

Great news! The Shrewsbury 24 Campaign has won a crucial victory in its long struggle to overturn the convictions of the building workers who were tried in 1973/74 for picketing during the national strike. On Tuesday 30 April 2019, halfway through...Read more
02nd May 2019
Napo held a successful parliamentary drop-in event on Wednesday 1st May to brief MPs on the costs of TR and a split service and the need for a reunified probation service. CRC reps from across the country attended the event to deliver firsthand...Read more
02nd May 2019
Napo has been invited to take part in the Lib Dem Justice Team's consultation on a new policy for the party on the rehabiliation of offenders. The consultation paper "REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS" was produced by Jonathan Marks (Lords Spokesperson...Read more
02nd May 2019
One of the government’s stated objectives of TR was to “open up the market” and to enhance the role of the third sector. This has not materialized, and the impact of TR has been to shut out many small third sector and private sector organisations:...Read more
26th Apr 2019
TR was supposed to deliver end-to-end offender management - a worthy aim. As sited by HMI Probation “there is much more prospect of a relationship that is strong and fruitful if it is maintained with one probation worker over the period of...Read more
26th Apr 2019
Napo’s warnings of the dangers of “burnout” for NPS staff with only high-risk caseloads have sadly proved real. Before the split, staff were more likely to have a balanced caseload that provided some light relief and assisted with risk management by...Read more
18th Apr 2019
The Probation Service lost a lot when it lost the Trusts; with their visible and accessible local leadership, personal autonomy and opportunities to try innovative practice and team working. Napo members feel this ethos has gone in the top-down...Read more
18th Apr 2019
Napo, welcomed many of the findings in the Chief Inspectors Report into the National Probation Service Wales (published on Wednesday) but called for all work to be taken into public ownership. Whilst acknowledging the positive conclusions about the...Read more
17th Apr 2019
Earlier this week the BBC reported that number of people dying while on probation in England and Wales has risen by almost a third in three years, analysis of official figures shows. Commenting on the report in the press, Katie Lomas, Napo's...Read more
17th Apr 2019
David Gauke, Secretary of State, in a speech to the JSC explained that there is a further delay to publicising the response to the consultation and he is now considering all options with regards to the future including the boundary between public...Read more
15th Apr 2019

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