Newsletter 30 January 2014

Dear PCA member

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2014. January has been a very busy month for the Office, planning the PCA Conference – full report below – continuing to respond to requests for comments on the Transforming rehabilitation reforms and planning the development of the Probation Institute.  So this edition, albeit somewhat later coming out than usual, provides an opportunity to let you know about all these developments and more.

 

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Savas Hadjipavlou

PCA Chief Executive

Newsletter Christmas 2013

Dear PCA member

This pre-Christmas edition includes, in particular, news about the decision to establish an independent Probation Institute in which PCA is a lead organisation.  The next phase is one of consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders, individuals as well as organisations. There is more detail below, but you can also feedback and  keep an eye on developments at www.probation-institute.org

I would also like to remind members that it is not too late to register for the PCA Conference in January. An update and contact details are at item 5.

Finally, we congratulate Sue Hall, re-elected as Chair of PCA at the 29 November Council. Sue is an excellent ambassador for probation, ensuring that the senior leadership teams of probation services continue to be represented and have their voices heard.

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Savas Hadjipavlou

PCA Chief Executive

Newsletter 22 November 2013

Dear PCA member

In this edition you will find reports on, among other things, PCA’s evidence to the Justice select Committee and participation in  a panel discussion on Newsnight on 21 November .   I should like to take this opportunity  to remind members about registration to our January PCA Conference. An update on our plans for this important event is given below.

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Savas Hadjipavlou

PCA Chief Executive

Newsletter 2 August 2013 – World Congress on Probation edition

Dear PCA member

In this World Congress on Probation edition, the PCA would like to draw your attention to this Conference, which is taking place in London on 9-10 October 2013. The PCA have been a sponsor of the event, working closely with the European Probation Association (CEP) to put together an international programme of speakers.  The World Congress on Probation, the first of its kind, will bring probation professionals from across the globe together to participate in a diverse and fascinating range of speeches and workshops.

This newsletter provides some background information on the Congress, as well as links to the provisional programme and details on how to register.

Spaces for the Congress are filling up fast, so please do encourage people to register for this event as soon as possible.


Contents

1. World Congress on Probation: Background Information

2. Programme details

3. Registration details

4. Contact and location details


World Congress on Probation: Background Information

On 9-10 October 2013 the CEP (European Congress of Probation) will launch the first World Congress on Probation (WCP), which will be hosted at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.

The event will feature a wide range of keynote speakers from across the globe as well as various plenary sessions, workshops and informal networking opportunities.  Chris Grayling and Jeremy Wright will both be speaking at the congress on 9 October, discussing the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms.

The Congress will provide delegates with an invaluable opportunity to network with probation professionals and those with a wider interest in criminal justice from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and share examples of best practice with colleagues from around the world.

The WCP will run in partnership with PCA, NOMS, London Probation Trust and West Yorkshire Probation Trust.


Programme details

The WCP will be a two day event running from 9-10 October and will take place on 9 and 10 October at the Queen Elizabeth II Institute in Westminster.

The provisional programme details the range of speeches and activities on offer from 9-10, including workshops on subjects ranging from Offender Health to Victim Offender Mediation.  There are an exciting array of speakers due to deliver keynote speeches, including justice professionals and academics from Canada, Belgium and Thailand to name but a few.


Registration details

If you’d like to register for a place on the event, please fill in the requested details on the online registration form.

The registration fee is £250 per delegate and includes attendance at the conference on 9 and 10 October and lunch on both days.

For any inquiries regarding registration, please contact the CEP secretariat:

secr@cep-probation.org


Contact and location details

The conference will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, which is situated in Westminster.

Accommodation is not included in the conference price – World Congress on Probation

Newsletter 27 June 2013

Dear PCA member

In this edition we bring, in particular, latest news on the Transforming Rehabilitation Programme. A recent development has been the creation by the MoJ of the Transforming Rehabilitation Consultative Forum,(TRCF), which has PCA, PA, NAPO and Unison representation. The Forum provides an opportunity for the PCA and other stakeholders to hear at an early stage of the MoJ’s plans and to be able to feed in our views on various aspects of the implementation programme, particularly HR. Links to the minutes of the first meeting and terms of reference can be found below

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Savas Hadjipavlou
PCA Business Director

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.