Ian Lawrence writes

As the end of the year draws close I would like to take this time to thank members for their continued support. Not just for me, […]

Katie Lomas: making a difference for members

I was elected in August and took office as national chair at AGM on 6 October. I’d like to introduce myself and, for those who missed […]

Katie Lomas: no two-tier probation service

I know that for some the NPS pay award is divisive, and that at heart all members who work in Probation see themselves as part of […]

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 […]

Ian Lawrence Writes (part 2): The facts about our pay claim and negotiations

It’s hardly surprising that we have received a substantial number of individual enquiries from members this week who were understandably angry (as was I) after seeing […]

Ian Lawrence Writes (part 1): The real story on the probation announcement

It’s not often that we would send out two separate mailings to members in the space of a few hours but I am sure that you […]

Family court focus

As we go to print work if well underway on developing the Family Courts Professional Session at Napo’s AGM, which is on 5 and 6 October […]

Ian Lawrence Writes: Sisterhood around the world

In the two months that have passed since the last magazine was published, so much has happened and continues to unfold for Napo and its members. […]

How safe is my pension?

After the collapse of Carillion and more stories of companies raiding their staff pension funds, Napo members could be forgiven for asking if their pension is […]

Simeon Andrews a valued comrade sadly missed

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Simeon Andrews, a valued comrade of Napo. Simeon died suddenly on 27 February and the […]

You couldn’t make it up

Kafka or what? The chaos created by Shared Services failings in the NPS is reaching new heights – or should that be lows? Napo is currently […]

Long Form: Reunification of the probation service: dream or nightmare?

National vice-chair, Keith Stokeld, shares his thoughts on whether reunification of the probation service will be a dream or a nightmare. Having followed the presentations to […]