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National Probation Service

Bulletin
Issue 47 16 March 2007

The Bulletin has been improved for easier on-screen reading. It now summaries new content placed on Epic in the
previous week and significant messages that have been circulated on the Chief Officer gateway.

Articles can now be read by either scrolling down the page or by clicking the article titles below:

041/07 NPS Health and Safety Guidance


042/07 Snapshot of Unpaid Work 2006/07
043/07 TPO Recruitment
044/07 Issued Recently

041/07 NPS HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE

A draft review of the national arrangement on tobacco smoking in the NPS, provides guidance on the new smoke
free premises regulations which are due to be introduced on 2nd April in Wales and 1st July in England respectively.

Issued to Chief Officers & Chairs via the NPS Chief Officer Gateway – 14th March 2007

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042/07 SNAPSHOT OF UNPAID WORK 2006/07

A request that Areas participate in the annual audit of unpaid work has been requested.
Issued to Chief Officers, Chairs and Regional Managers via the NPS Chief Officer Gateway – 14th March 2007

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043/07 TPO RECRUITMENT

National newspaper advertising has started for the recruitment of 560 trainee probation officers.
Also advertised on EPIC and the Probation Service website www.probation.homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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Issue 47 UNCLASSIFIED NPS Bulletin
March 2007

044/07 ISSUED RECENTLY

Probation Circulars 2007:

PC01 List of Probation Circulars Issued in 2006


PC02 Risk Management Standard Format (Corporate)
PC03 Offending Behaviour Programmes: Reduction of Psychometric Assessments

Other Publications:

NPS Performance Report 23


The Use and Impact of Community Order and Suspended Sentence Order Report

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Issue 47 UNCLASSIFIED NPS Bulletin


March 2007