TUC and Napo in step on the response to easing of Lockdown

As we approach the Bank Holiday weekend the nation awaits the big announcement from Government on how they propose to ease the C19 ‘lockdown.’ One of […]

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 […]

Ian Lawrence Writes

At the time of writing we are just ending week three since the C-19 Social Distancing policy was announced by Government. Napo members can be proud […]

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 […]

TUC campaign – sick pay for all!

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to resolve the inequality of sick pay. But, the TUC says, the threat of coronavirus shows why sick pay should be […]