United Kingdom hosts first ever World Congress on Probation, 9-10 October 2013

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The first ever World Congress on Probation begins tomorrow (9-10 October 2013) in London. Over 320 delegates from across 55 different countries will come together to share their knowledge and experience on probation practice.

The PCA has worked closely with the European Organisation for Probation (CEP) to help bring about the World Congress on Probation. We are proud that the first ever event of this kind is being held in the United Kingdom, which is testament to the high level of international recognition for the professionalism of probation services in our country.

International delegates will be given the opportunity to attend parallel workshop sessions, many of which will be led by probation professionals from England & Wales. The PCA Public Protection group will facilitate a session on managing risk, drawing on practice from Staffordshire & W Midlands Probation Trust and Lancashire Probation Trust. The Merseyside Resettle Service will contribute to a session on tackling offender health needs. West Yorkshire Probation Trust will illustrate their innovative work in engaging service users to support desistance. Our international guests have also been given the opportunity to spend a day visiting London Probation Trust.

The programme and guest speakers for the World Congress on Probation can viewed here. Regular updates on twitter can be followed on #WCP13