World Congress of Probation: Perspectives on Community Justice

In October 2013, CEP (European Organisation for Probation) will launch the first World Congress on Probation (WCP). The Congress is a new initiative to bring together practitioners and those with an interest in probation and community justice from across the globe to share their knowledge and experience. The Congress will provide participants with the opportunity to examine and discuss new and changing probation practices, with the overarching principle of changing lives and behaviours.

The Congress will be run in partnership with the National Offender Management Service, the Probation Chiefs AssociationLondon Probation Trust, and West Yorkshire Probation Trust and will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in London, UK – an excellent location to receive guests from around the world.

Event Details

8-10 October 2013, London, UK

Important note: Deadline for registration is 9 September 2013!

Useful Links:

 Programme Provisional programme  (pdf) Venue Accomodation

World Congress on Probation

Improving health, cutting crime and saving public money

The Probation Chiefs Association and Revolving Doors Agency are pleased to be hosting ‘Improving health, cutting crime and saving public money’ workshops across 2 days, Wednesday 16th October 2013 and Thursday 31st October 2013.

This event is suitable for both Health and Criminal Service Commissioners and Providers. If you are interested, all event enquiries should be directed to Esther at Revolving Doors.

esther.dickie@revolving-doors.org.uk

The disproportionately high levels of mental and physical ill health and other social problems among repeat offenders are well established.  But joint working across a range of bodies will be needed to reduce health inequalities and the reoffending that harms local communities.

This free half day workshop will bring together senior commissioners and other decision makers from across health, public health, social care and criminal justice to consider shared goals, responsibilities and cross sector partnership opportunities to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce reoffending.

As significant reforms across health and criminal justice come into effect, this event is a timely opportunity to explore and develop a shared understanding of commissioning priorities across health and criminal justice domains, and to identify potential areas for new partnership approaches.

Presentations will include contributions from NHS England, Directors of Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and regional Criminal Justice Agencies. The conference will also provide opportunities to share learning with colleagues involved in developing and delivering initiatives to improve health outcomes among people in contact with the criminal justice system. A draft programme is attached.

Revolving Doors and the Probation Chiefs Association will be launching a joint briefing paper at the event which brings together the evidence of health inequalities among offenders, and offers practical guidance in developing co-ordinated local approaches in tackling these.

Event Details

Wednesday 16th October 2013 – London Probation Trust HQ, 151 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SZ

Thursday 31st October 2013 – West Yorkshire Probation HQ, Cliff Hill House, Sandy Walk, Wakefield  WF1 2DJ

This event is suitable for both Health and Criminal Service Commissioners and Providers. If you are interested, all event enquiries should be directed to Esther at Revolving Doors.

esther.dickie@revolving-doors.org.uk

14 JUNE 2013 – PCA & LGA WORKSHOP ON COMMUNITY BUDGETS AND PROBATION, MANCHESTER TOWN HALL

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.

14 – 15 March 2013 – PCA Annual Conference 2013: Leading The Probation Profession Through Change

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.

25 February 2013 – PCA workshop on professionalisation

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.

1 February 2013 – PCA/NOMs workshop; Evaluating the Reflective Supervision Model, and what this means for senior managers

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

30 January 2013 – Capita’s National Reforming Probation Services Conference

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.

25 February 2013 – PCA workshop on professionalisation

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.


Event write-up to follow