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.

PCA features in Ethos magazine; ‘Private sector involvement in probation services’

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In an article published in Serco’s Ethos magazine, Savas Hadjipavlou, PCA Business Director, raises concerns that the Government’s ‘transforming rehabilitation’ reform proposals will create public safety risks, add to service complexity and lacks a convincing business case. Continue reading…

Probation work showcases in new BBC1 documentary, 5th February

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For the first time, the probation service has opened its door to a documentary film maker, in the one-hour programme, Out of Jail and On the Streets, which airs on BBC 1 on Tuesday 5th February, 2013 at 10.35pm. The film follows the personal stories of four Surrey & Sussex probation officers. Continue reading here…

Ministry of Justice statistics show effectiveness of probation

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The Probation Chiefs Association welcomes today’s publication of statistics on offender management, MAPPA, prisons and probation performance, and proven re-offending which individually and collectively illustrate the effectiveness of Probation in protecting the public and reducing re-offending. Continue reading here…

Probation Review

PCA / PA response to the MoJ’s review into effective probation services

The PCA and the PA have submitted a joint response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation reviewing effective probation services in England & Wales. We believe that Probation Trusts should be at the centre of probation commissioning, and look forward to working with the MoJ to support the development of a wide range of providers in the public, independent and private sectors.

Download the Response to Effective Probations Services PDF

PCA and PA CALL FOR “RESPONSIBLE COMPETITION” AS SERCO AND LONDON PROBATION TRUST WIN LONDON CP BID

The Probation Association and the Probation Chiefs Association have called for “responsible competition” for probation services to ensure that the greatest gains can be made in reducing re-offending, helping to cut crime.

In a joint statement the two organisations, which represent the leadership of Probation Trusts in England and Wales, congratulated Serco and London Probation Trust on their winning bid to provide Community Payback in London, announced today (Fri, 13 July).

The PA and the PCA support competition and diversity in service provision and look forward to Probation Trusts becoming the prime commissioners of probation services, as outlined in government proposals.

Effective Community Sentences & Effective Probation Services

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Sebert Cox, Chairman of the Probation Association and Sue Hall, Chair of the Probation Chiefs Association, said in a joint statement:

“We welcome the Government’s recognition of the importance of the work undertaken by Probation Trusts. Trust staff provide excellent and efficient services to the public – protecting communities and changing offenders’ lives through the effective delivery of community sentences.

Effective Community Sentences & Effective Probation Services

PRESS NOTICE

Sebert Cox, Chairman of the Probation Association and Sue Hall, Chair of the Probation Chiefs Association, said in a joint statement:

“We welcome the Government’s recognition of the importance of the work undertaken by Probation Trusts. Trust staff provide excellent and efficient services to the public – protecting communities and changing offenders’ lives through the effective delivery of community sentences.

Developing Professionalisation in Probation Services

The PCA and PA are sponsoring a workshop on “Developing Professionalisation in Probation Services workshop programme”  on 15 June at Fort Dunlop, Birmingham,  to discuss an issue of critical importance to the delivery of probation work in the future.  The objective of the workshop is to consider the case and help develop options for the establishment of a professional register and the development of a professional framework.  It is aimed at  CEOs Board Chairs and members, and senior leaders.

The event is free to attend but the enclosed nomination form needs to be completed and returned by  1st June, 2012. Please respond to  Irene Doyle, LAURUS Administrator: e-mail:  irene.doyle@merseyside.probation.gsi.gov.uk ; Phone:  0151 526 1346

Space is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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Developing Professionalisation in Probation Services workshop programme

Directions to Fort Dunlop