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Unions press Minister to extend Government Life Assurance Scheme for Probation staff and investigate impact of Covid19 on Black/BAME staff

Napo, UNISON and GMB have written to the Justice Minister Lucy Frazer to request that the Government’s £60,000 life assurance payment to the families/dependents of deceased […]

MPs to probe misleading answer to PQ on Probation Pay

A Parliamentary Question put down by Liz Saville Roberts MP, Chair of the JUPG, was answered by Justice Minister, Lucy Frazer, last week. The MP asked […]

Labour movement pays tribute to C19 victims

Yesterday (28th April) was International Workers Memorial Day. The “theme” of this year’s event was to have been stress, but this was overtaken by what is […]

Infectious Optimism

This month’s Long Read, by National Vice Chair Finance, Keith Stokeld Like many of you I had activities planned for the months ahead along with personal […]

Family Court Focus

For members who may not know, I stood down as National Vice-Chair (Cafcass) at the 2019 Napo AGM. I had done nearly five years in that […]

Huge response to training survey

Earlier this year Napo launched a training survey on behalf of the Training and Professional Committee. After over 200 responses Tania Bassett National Official has brought […]

Pregnant prisoners – Napo’s motion to Women’s TUC

Napo’s motion to this year’s Women’s TUC (composited with a similar motion from the Royal College of Midwives) was on “Inadequate maternity care in prisons and […]

Keep on fighting sisters

The Conference this year (4 to 6 March) was an emotive experience with regard to topics that relate to the themes of disadvantaged and victimised women, […]

Changing the law to protect victims of DV who offend

Katy Swaine Williams, Senior Programme Manager for the Prison Reform Trust’s Transforming Lives programme, discusses the charity’s proposed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill. “I have […]

A quick guide to working from home

Many of you are working at home for the first time; and certainly (even for our members who do so regularly) for the longest period that […]

Morrish social media advice

A new report from independent think tank the Institute of Employment Rights offers practical advice to trade unions seeking to protect their workers from dismissal over […]

A place to go like this

“Sentences should be trauma-informed … a lot of the time they don’t understand trauma and how it can inform every part of a client’s life.” This […]