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20/04/2020

Ian Lawrence Writes

At the time of writing we are just ending week three since the C-19 Social Distancing policy was announced by Government. Napo members can be proud […]
24/01/2020

Blog Post: Probation announcements

If January is anything to go by 2020 is going to be a significant year for Probation. Following on from a rocky couple of years which […]
22/11/2019

How will you use your vote?

Thursday 12 December is your chance to have your voice heard and shape the direction of the country. What matters most to you?
08/11/2019

General Secretary addresses the Napo AGM in Cardiff 12th October 2019

Ian talks about the working relationship with National Chair Katie Lomas, Napo’s feminist agenda and pays tribute to the efforts of our members and activists in […]
28/08/2019

You couldn’t make it up

I don’t believe it! A recent report from a source in Unpaid Work in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC shows that things are far from well, […]
21/06/2019

Let justice be done

I recall with measured pride leaving the famed court one of the Central Criminal court (Old Bailey) en route to the 2014 Scarborough Napo AGM having […]
21/06/2019

Oral Reports: quality vs quantity

The delivery of reports to court has developed since 2011, and the implementation of the Offender Rehabilitation Act (ORA) 2014 has seen further changes in the […]
14/06/2019

How we should respond to the ‘knife crime’ crisis

Several recent deaths of teenagers in so-called ‘knife-crime’ incidents have raised concerns about the level of violence affecting young people in England and Wales. ITV weatherman […]
12/06/2019

Twas the night before

Twas the night before recess when, all through the house, Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The order papers were hung by the […]
12/06/2019

Ian Lawrence Writes – the professional issue

What sets Napo aside from most other trade unions isn’t just that we have a remarkably loud voice despite our small size, or our incredibly resilient […]
29/04/2019

Napo is for all ages

Napo’s obligation to its older members Old people are often quite alert.  They have been known to stay awake until the afternoon. In addition, they are often militant, […]
29/04/2019

Ian Lawrence Writes …

Diversity is like a rich tapestry that is woven with different strands of cultures, faiths, orientations, genders and abilities making the world such a colourful place […]