‘Looking to the Future of Probation:’ Registration for PCA Conference 2014 now open

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PCA are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our annual Conference, which will take place at the Mercure Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester on 24 January.

This year’s Conference, entitled Looking to the Future of Probation, is organised against the backdrop of the ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ reforms, with a dynamic mix of plenary sessions and workshops designed to explore how things will work under the future arrangements, and we welcome attendance from individuals from other interested organisations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Jeremy Wright, Minister for Prisons & Probation, is expected to speak, and there will be an opportunity to hear a perspective from the office of HM Inspectorate of Probation.  Alongside this, we will be discussing the development of the Probation Institute, a joint venture between PCA, PA, NAPO and UNISON, and explore the scope and purpose that the Institute will have in the new world.

The latest version of the Conference Programme, which includes details of all the workshops and plenary sessions, can be viewed here

As with previous Conferences, we aim to make this event self-financing, and the cost of attending is set at £200.

Please contact Catherine Sinclair-Jones (pcaadmin@localhost) to register your application for a place on this Conference.  Spaces are limited, and we would urge you to register early to avoid disappointment.

Newsletter 2 October 2013

Dear PCA member

We have here a round-up of the latest on the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme.  Also a report back from the party conferences.

As in the previous newsletter I want to draw particular attention to the arrangements for next year’s PCA Conference, on 23- 24 January 2014 in Manchester. So make sure it is in your dairy and we expect to be opening registration at the end of October.

And again a reminder that the PCA Executive would like to invite applications from PCA members for three vacancies on the Executive Board: A Director vacancy, to be filled by Associate Members at PCA,  at Trust ACO/Director level, and two co-opted vacancies to be filled by members at any level, CEO,  or ACO/Director. No remuneration is payable to Directors or co-opted members, however expenses reasonably incurred on PCA business, will be reimbursed.  If you wish to be considered please send me (savas.hadjipavlou@localhost) a short statement in support of your application verifying also that the application  has the support of the Trust Chief Executive or Chair as appropriate.  Applications should reach me by 11 October please.  If you would like to discuss the roles please get in touch.

We value your feedback.  Send your comments to feedback@localhost

Savas Hadjipavlou

PCA Chief Executive

Newsletter 12 September 2013

Dear PCA member

This edition again covers quite  arrange of issues.  I want to draw particular attention to the arrangements for next year’s PCA Conference. We have now set the date (23- 24 January 2014) and the place (Manchester). So make sure it’s in your dairy!  We welcome of course ideas and suggestions for the Conference Programme which we will be putting together in the next couple of months.

Also, the PCA Executive would like to invite applications from PCA members for three vacancies on the Executive Board: A Director vacancy, to be filled by Associate Members at PCA,  at Trust ACO/Director level, and two co-opted vacancies to be filled by members at any level, CEO,  or ACO/Director. No remuneration is payable to Directors or co-opted members, however expenses reasonably incurred on PCA business, will be reimbursed.  If you wish to be considered please send me (savas.hadjipavlou@localhost) a short statement in support of your application verifying also that the application  has the support of the Trust Chief Executive or Chair as appropriate.  Applications should reach me by 11 October please.  If you would like to discuss the roles please get in touch.