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HMPPS pauses consultation on Interventions delivery

HMPPS has agreed to halt its planned consultation on the future design of interventions following calls from Napo's General Secretary, Ian Lawrence, and other probation unions.

HMPPS has agreed to halt its planned consultation on the future design of interventions following calls from Napo’s General Secretary, Ian Lawrence, and other probation unions.

Napo has previously raised our concerns about the proposals and the impact it will have on our members, clients and public protection.

Since the announcement by HMPPS that this consultation process was due to start with a number of staff engagement events, Napo has been inundated with emails from very anxious and concerned members.

As a result Ian Lawrence General Secretary has gone back to the reform programme team and called for a pause on all engagement events and that further discussions need to take place with the trade unions before any consultations with staff can begin.

We are pleased that our concerns have been listened to and as a result of pressure from the unions, HMPPS has postponed all staff engagement events until further notice.

Napo has also postponed our member engagement events until we are in a position to provide you with more information following further talks. We hope to be able to do this in the next week or so.

Read the initial paper Carole Doherty wrote when HMPPS first mentioned a review of Interventions. To date we are still awaiting feedback on the paper which was part of the original consultation in 2021. consultation accredited programs and DSOU Napo response

Please contact Carole Doherty at Napo HQ with any queries

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