24/08/2018

Don’t let workplace stress harm your health

We know that the levels of work related stress in both Probation and the Family Courts have risen significantly in recent years. Not least because of […]
21/08/2018

Liz Saville Roberts writes: the scandal of TR

It is painfully clear to all that former Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling’s Transforming Rehabilitation agenda of selling off two-thirds of the Probation Service to the private […]
21/08/2018

Journey to probation officer

Natalia Atkinson, a probation officer in Cumbria and Lancashire CRC offers some words of support, wisdom and guidance to those about to become probation officers. Thinking […]
21/08/2018

The Longford Trust

Those among you with long memories may recall Frank Longford as the ‘loony lord’ beloved of red-top tabloids, where he was dubbed ‘Lord Wrongford’ because he […]
21/08/2018

East Midlands branch host impressive professional conference

Napo members in the East Midlands branch, which covers the former Trusts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire, came together on Friday 9 June for a professional […]
21/08/2018

Venezuela votes

Members may be aware that Napo is affiliated to the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign (VSC). They are a peaceful campaigning group who are against external intervention and […]
21/08/2018

Tolpuddle 2018

In 1834 six farmworkers met under an Oak tree and swore an oath of allegiance to support each other in requesting a fair wage. Word got […]
21/08/2018

Children and family courts in crisis

For several years, there has been a relentless rise in the number of cases going to family courts, culminating in a 13% increase in private law […]
21/08/2018

punishing for truancy

In England and Wales truancy is an offence that can leave parent’s open to heavy fines or even imprisonment. Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 […]
21/08/2018

Napo and the new data protection laws part 2

In the June edition of NM, we talked about GDPR and promised more information in this edition.  There are now two pieces of legislation that go […]
21/08/2018

Creativity is intelligence having fun

The Napo Family Court Professional Conference was a great success on 12 June. The day was co-ordinated by drama therapist and creative writer, Nikki Disney, who […]
21/08/2018

The CSPA: looking after the interests of retired civil servants

Are you a Napo member who has invested a lot of time campaigning on behalf of work related issues, but are nearing the end of your […]