Probation Awards 2012: Winners and finalists

The Probation Chiefs Association would like to offer its congratulations to the winners and finalists of this year’s Probation Awards 2012.  Held at Crewe Hall, Nathalie Allard, a Probation Officer for Leicestershire & Rutland Probation Trust, was named Probation Champion of the Year 2012.

Michael Spurr, NOMS Chief Executive Officer selected Nathalie as the overall winner from the seven categories, one of which – Public Protection – she won. Her prizes and certificate of achievement were presented by Crispin Blunt MP, Probation Minister.  Read the full awards line up.

Newsletter – 25 June 2012

Last Friday (22 June) the PCA submitted a joint response, with the Probation Association, to “Punishment and Reform: Effective Probation Services” and its response to to “Punishment and Reform: Effective Community Sentences”. Both these reports were government reviews on the future shape of probation and community sentences . Visit the PCA website (see links below) to see our responses. Plainly there is a need to continue our dialogue with Ministers and we will look to do so in the coming months. We value your feedback. Views, comments etc, to feedback@localhost please.

Effective Community Sentences & Effective Probation Services


Sebert Cox, Chairman of the Probation Association and Sue Hall, Chair of the Probation Chiefs Association, said in a joint statement:

“We welcome the Government’s recognition of the importance of the work undertaken by Probation Trusts. Trust staff provide excellent and efficient services to the public – protecting communities and changing offenders’ lives through the effective delivery of community sentences.

Newsletter – 18th June 2012

In this edition we would like to welcome Sarah Billiald, Chief Executive of Kent Probation Trust to the role of PCA Communications Portfolio Lead. Sarah will be giving priority to developing PCA’s strategic approach to communications, supporting our goal of enhancing our already influential voice on probation professional matters. We value your feedback.

Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

We were delighted to have the honour for PCA to be represented by its Chair, Sue Hall, at the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, at St Paul’s Cathedral on 5 June 2012. Also there were Sebert Cox, Chair of the Probation Association, and Gail Mooney-Revell, winner of the Diversity Award of the National Probation Services Awards 2011.  Sue said “It was a huge privilege to be invited and to have probation acknowledged at such a prestigious event”