PCA Annual Conference 2013; 14th-15th March


On 14th-15th March 2013, the PCA will be hosting its annual conference ‘leading the probation profession through change’, at the Marriott Hotel in Meriden, Birmingham. The PCA looks forward to greeting over 200 delegates from the senior management of probation and other core stakeholders, for what will be an extremely timely and important event in light of the Government’s reform plans outlined in the ‘transforming rehabilitation’ consultation.

The final programme for the day can be found  here; PCA-ANNUAL-CONFERENCE-2013-FINAL-Programme

All places for the conference have now been allocated.

PCA Annual Report


This report highlights some of the key achievements of the Probation Chiefs Association (PCA) in 2010/11.  We work to ensure that the chief executives and senior managers of Probation Trusts have a strong and influential voice in the criminal justice system. Over the past three years, we have built up our profile and reputation as the Association representing the professional leadership of Probation.  Our aim has been to consolidate and strengthen this position, developing a clear programme of work to underpin and inform the Association’s contributions to Government thinking on criminal justice reform and in particular the objectives of protecting the public and reducing reoffending.

We have established constructive relationships with the Prisons and Probation Minister, key officials in NOMS and the wider Ministry of Justice, and other government departments, with a regular programme of meetings.

In presenting the professional Probation view, the PCA Executive has involved the membership, in identifying, and prioritising critical probation issues which impact on and responding to consultations. We recognise and are responsive to the challenge of delivering improved outcomes at a time of severe pressure on public spending.

View the complete report here – PCA Annual Report 2011-2012 final