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.


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:

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