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Issue 57 25 May 2007 The Bulletin has been improved for easier on-screen reading. It now summaries new content placed on Epic (http://npsintranet.probation.gsi.gov.uk/index.htm) 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 titles below: 114/07 115/07 116/07 117/07 118/07 119/07 120/07 Offender Management implementation – FAQs Support for Women’s Safety Work 2007/2008 Probation Centenary – Multi-faith Service Probation Centenary – Moments in Probation PS Plus Case Studies Offender Feedback Questionnaire Issued Recently

114/07 OFFENDER MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION – FAQS
A sheet of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on implementing Offender Management has been published. Some are necessarily rather technical. Queries not answered by the FAQ can be directed to the Offender Management enquiry line (020 7217 5951) or via omqueries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Epic: Navigate from Home>Service Delivery>Offender Management Back to the top

115/07 SUPPORT FOR WOMEN’S SAFETY WORK 2007/2008
In recognition of the need for probation areas to build capacity in accredited domestic abuse programmes, additional funding has been made available for a second year to increase capacity for Women’s Safety Work. This grant is not guaranteed for future years. The money can only be spent by local probation areas to pay for Women’s Safety Work provided in house or through a partnership arrangement, as part of the accredited domestic abuse programmes. Capacity must include supporting Women’s Safety Work where the victim(s) live out of the area where the perpetrator is attending the groupwork programme (out of area Women’s Safety Work) and where the programme is being provided in a prison setting. Contact: Ruth Taylor - 0207 217 1779 Back to the top

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116/07 PROBATION CENTENARY – MULTI-FAITH SERVICE
Areas will shortly be receiving their allocation of tickets for the Centenary Multi-faith Service at Westminster Abbey for the 11 June. You need to be in your seat prior to the commencement of the Service at 12 noon. Colleagues NOT working in the NPS can request a ticket via susan.lord@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk . Tickets have already been made available to CAFCASS colleagues. NPS staff need to contact their head office if they want a ticket. Back to the top

117/07 PROBATION CENTENARY – MOMENTS IN PROBATION
A selection of Moments in Probation, short essays on particular events in the history of the probation, written by those have a personal insight or involvement, have been posted on EPIC. The Hallam Centre for Community Justice’s Century of Probation website carries the full set, and there are regular additions. The site features memories and reflections from former and current Probation staff on a wide variety of probation related topics. Staff that are on the GSI network can access all of the 'Moments' via this link http://cjp.org.uk/servlet/PageServer?page=LearningItemHome, they will need to register to gain access to the site, and may also be interested in the Century of Probation website www.centuryofprobation.com Epic: http://npsintranet.probation.gsi.gov.uk/news/moments_in_probation_website Back to the top

118/07 PS PLUS CASE STUDIES
PS Plus is a major European Social Fund project with the aim of getting eligible prisoners into employment and accommodation on release. Case studies have been posted on Epic. Epic: Navigate from Home>Service Delivery>Interventions>NOMS Probation Interventions and Substance Abuse Unit> Community Reintegration Team Back to the top

119/07 OFFENDER FEEDBACK QUESTIONNAIRE
Devon and Cornwall probation have surveyed offenders views on an annual basis for three years. A copy of the questionnaire will be available on Epic. It has proven to be useful in obtaining feedback on offenders' perceptions and is a valuable tool to monitor performance. Epic: Navigate from Home>Support Service>Communications Resources Contact: Rebecca Mandeville-Norden, Devon and Cornwall, 01392 474139 Back to the top

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120/07 ISSUED RECENTLY
Probation Circulars 2007: PC15 PC14 PC13 PC12 PC11 PC10 April 2007 Sub-Contracting Return Annual Reports and Accounts 2006-07 Introduction of a New Skills Screening Tool: First Move – Initial Skills Checker Pre-Sentence Report Decision Tool Deportation of European Economic Area National Prisoners Offender Engagement Good Practice Guide Issued 25 May Issued 23 May Issued 18 May Issued 17 May Issued 16 May Issued 15 May

OASys Messages to Areas – Via Epic Message 041/07 Message 040/07 Message 037/07 Message 036/07 Message 035/07 Message 034/07 CCR Forms 4.2.1b Incident Fix Release Arrangements for Access to LAOs Further to OASys message 034/07 Printed problem identified Outage of OASys and e-OASys Services Back to the top To submit items for the NPS Bulletin, or to be added to the distribution list contact: npsbulletin@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk Issued 23 May Issued 22 May Issued 18 May Issued 17 May Issued 17 May Issued 4 May

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