The workshop will hear from those involved in the pilots, identifying the early successes and challenges experienced by Probation Trusts across different pilot regions. The workshop will also provide an opportunity to discuss how the Government’s ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ reform plans could interact with local partnership initiatives such as community budgets, and what actions are needed to ensure that localism is incorporated into the outcomes of any such reform.
The PCA Annual conference is a two day event open to all PCA members and external stakeholders. There is a mixture of plenary sessions and workshops that address the key issues faced by probation and offers an opportunity to hear about the work of the PCA and other trusts. The conference also presents an important opportunity for probation staff and stakeholders to meet and share experiences and best practice.
The PCA is exploring options for the development of a professional register and framework for probation / rehabilitation practitioners. This workshop will aim to build the business case for professionalisation amongst stakeholders, and will help the PCA gauge the views of stakeholders over the credibility of the various options. Limited spaces are available, and are invite only.
The PCA will be inviting guests with a key interest in the potential for payment by results contracts for delivering rehabilitation services, and exploring some of the main issues surrounding this topic. Very limited spaces are available for this event, and are restricted to specially invited guests only.
The workshop will raise awareness of reflective practice in promoting an offender engagement culture to reduce reoffending. Paul Turnbull, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR), Birkbeck, University of London, will be the key speaker. Invitations have been sent via Chief Executives of Probation Trusts, and circulated around NOMs and the MoJ. If you would like to attend, please contact ben.ritchie@localhost
This conference will look at the imminent reform and the wider strategic agenda for probation services from 2013 and beyond. A number of PCA leads will be speaking at the event; including Sue Hall, CE of West Yorkshire PT and PCA Chair, Sarah Payne, CE of Wales PT and PCA lead on estates, and John Bensted, CE of Gloucestershire PT and PCA lead on PCCs, and Tessa Webb, CE of Hertfordshire PT and PCA lead on localism.
PCA members are able to obtain a special discount for the event.