The menopause is a trade union issue

This year’s TUC Women’s Conference celebrated 150 years of the TUC fighting for women’s rights and throughout the three days we heard stories of inspirational women […]

Hearing children’s voices

Planning is well underway for the family court professional conference this year. This will be held in Birmingham on 12 June.  Our theme is to be […]

Quick questions with: The Clink’s CEO Chris Moore

How and why did The Clink come into existence? Today’s challenge is that there are 86,413 adults in prison in England & Wales (82,403 men and […]

Transitioning behind bars

Transgender prisoner, Sarah Jane Baker, speaks to NM about her experience of the British prison system. When I first entered the criminal justice system in the […]

Offender Management in Custody – Napo’s view

Napo has published a briefing for members setting out the union’s view on Offender Management in Custody (OMIC). Napo members understandably many questions about the model […]

Caught in a revolving door

When Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) was launched, its proponents heralded it as a justice revolution. What has borne out instead is an initiative riddled with problems; including […]

Napo members Spurrned

HMPPS Chief Executive, Michael Spurr, REJECTS, Napo’s 2017 NPS pay claim opting to “concentrate efforts” on pay reform for 2018/19. The lengthy pay talks between probation […]

Strategy called for on treatment of women in prison

The Guardian recently published a welcome article on women in the prison estate. Entitled UK penal system designed by men for men, it focusses on the […]

Domestic abuse cases in Family Courts

The issue of domestic abuse is ever present in the work of the Family Court. I have recently received and signed a petition that was set up by Women’s Aid to try to prevent proposed funding changes by the government. Under the new plans, rent money, which used to go straight to domestic violence refuges, will instead go to local authorities – effectively forcing refuges to compete for funding with other local services.


Theresa May shows her hand

Cabinet re-shuffle sees all new justice team, but does that mean deal or bust for probation. A cabinet re-shuffle in January left some political analysts underwhelmed. The promise of increased diversity amongst the top ranks failed to materialise with white males still holding the majority of positions, and the “new talent” reserved for junior ministerial roles.


Prioritising Women’s Health in the Workplace

Napo’s one day seminar of Women’s Occupational Health was a great success. The seminar held at Napo HQ in London on 6 December was attended by over 30 women from all over the country. There was an excellent balance from all sections of probation and many new faces as well as some familiar ones.


Scandalous CRC bailout investigated

Napo members would have been left reeling at the revelation government had handed over an additional £342m to failing CRCs over the course of 2017. Napo, Unison and GMB/SCOOP wrote to the National Audit Office requesting an investigation into the lack of transparency of the MOJ’s multi-million pound bail out of the CRCs and this is what it found: