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Probation Regional Directors announced

Thursday this week saw the announcement of the people appointed to be Regional Directors  of Probation. They will manage NPS delivery as well as the new […]

INQUEST report on rise in deaths post custody since TR

INQUEST, the independent charity providing expertise on state related deaths, as this month published an extensive report into deaths of people following custody. The report provides […]

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 […]

The Howard league: working to stem the flow of children into the “toxic penal system”

I am so proud of the Howard League’s contribution to the dramatic reduction in child arrests. Some ten years ago the Howard League published an academic […]

Family Court Focus

The Family Court Section AGM on 17th September was, unfortunately, not quorate. This means that all existing section officers will remain in post until an extraordinary […]

The Law and Reasonable Adjustments: Your Passport to Equality.

Unlike many employment rights, protection against discrimination is from day one. It is a travesty that you have to “earn” your full employment rights by being […]

The vital work of the Napo Reps Panel

When a member is involved in a complex case where their employment is potentially at risk it is vital they have a Representative with the necessary […]

Napo wins important ET victory

Napo has won an important victory in the Employment Tribunal, securing paid contractual notice for members who retire or are dismissed after periods of long-term absence. […]

Mitigating Pension Climate Change

The pension weather forecast is unstable. A number of pension events are moving towards areas of high pension pressure. These have been building up, the side […]

Double Discrimination?

People from Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds believe that criminal record disclosure rules negatively impact their chances of finding employment a recent report has […]

Prison staff want to be safe inside

Napo is one of nine unions who have come together to form the Safety in Prisons campaign, set up last year following an exponential rise in […]

Become a Nepacs member and share your ideas and experience

Nepacs is a long standing charity in the north east, working in seven prisons and twelve local authority areas to support positive futures for prisoners, ex-prisoners, […]