20/04/2018

Attendance management: enough to make you sick

The probation unions have been in ongoing discussion with NPS management since the introduction of the new Attendance Management Policy in January last year. Napo’s concerns […]
13/04/2018

Napo goes into dispute on IHER chaos

Napo has registered a formal dispute with the NPS over the continuing maladministration of the Ill Health Early Retirement process within the LGPS pension scheme. Since […]
13/04/2018

Impact of minimum wage rise on NPS

The National Minimum Wage increased on 1 April to £7.83 an hour. This might not seem to be a massive amount but it actually means that […]
13/04/2018

More parliamentary scrutiny for TR

The effectiveness of TR is coming under further parliamentary scrutiny, this time the Parliamentary Welsh Affairs Committee who are inviting evidence from stakeholders and interested parties […]
06/04/2018

The gender impact of TR is not an abstract concept

Gill Kirton and Cecile Guillaume have published an abstract based on the research into probation post-TR that they undertook with the assistance of Napo during 2015. […]
05/04/2018

Vigil for Justice –

Napo will be taking part in a Vigil for Justice organised jointly by the Justice Alliance and the Speak up for Justice Campaign on Wednesday 18th […]
05/04/2018

Women in the Penal System – new inquiry launched

The Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System, chaired by Baroness Jean Corston and Victoria Prentis MP, has recently launched a new Inquiry into the […]
29/03/2018

Sentencing council opens consultation on new guidelines

The Sentencing Council has published proposed new guidelines covering arson and criminal damage offences. The guidelines, which are now subject to a consultation, will help ensure […]
28/03/2018

Justice secretary responds to Worboys judgement

Justice secretary, David Gauke, has congratulated victims and criticised the parole board following a successful legal challenge today prevented serial rapist John Worboys from being released […]
28/03/2018

Parole Board chair forced to resign over Warboys decision

Parole Board chair, Nick Hardwick, resigned today having been told that his “position was untenable”. The decision followed the succesful appeal by victims of serial rapist […]
20/03/2018

Probation bosses receive a light grilling from Justice Select Committee

The Justice Select Committee continued its investigation into Transforming Rehabilitation by asking more witnesses to give evidence today. This time was the turn of: Trevor Shortt, […]
16/03/2018

Spring budget statement brings no new hope for ordinary people

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced his spring budget on Wednesday. It is now 10 years since the Global Recession but the forecast remains a gloomy one for […]