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Issue 73 14 September 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: 194/07 195/07 196/07 197/07 198/07 Offender Management Act 2007 – Explanatory Notes Offender Management Phases I Stocktake and Phase II Consultations Recent Publications Events Issued Recently

194/07 OFFENDER MANAGEMENT ACT 2007 – EXPLANATORY NOTES
Explanatory notes to the Offender Management Act have been published. These are designed to assist anyone reading the Act, with detailed explanations of the measures now in statute. Epic: Navigate from Home>Support Service>Probation Change Programme>Offender Management Act Back to the top

195/07 OFFENDER MANAGEMENT PHASES I STOCKTAKE AND PHASE II CONSULTATIONS
In April and May 2007, NOMS conducted a stocktake in probation areas to assess the progress of phase I of offender management. At the same time, around 500 staff from the prison and probation services and members of the regional implementation groups contributed to a series of consultations on the implementation of phase II. Full reports have been written of the stocktake and consultations. Detailed findings from both are being used to inform the strategic review of offender management that NOMS is currently undertaking. Epic: Navigate from Home>News & Comms>News Contact: Karen.MacLeod6@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or 020 7217 2082 Back to the top

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196/07 RECENT PUBLICATIONS
NPS Head of Internal Audit Annual Report 2006/07 – Published September 2007 Back to the top

197/07 EVENTS
Prisons and Beyond – drug treatment in custody, A conference organised by NOMS Prison Drug Strategy Team, in association with the Home Office, Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP), ADFAM (Families, Drugs and Alcohol) and the European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA) will be held in Leicester on 11-12 October 2007. The conference focuses on drug treatment services in custody and timely effective continuity of care after release, and is targeted at frontline staff and managers in prisons, probation, criminal justice integrated teams and the wider criminal justice field. FURTHER INFORMATION: For more information and a booking form visit: www.fdap.org.uk Venue: Ramada Hotel, Leicester Date: 11–12 October 2007 Back to the top

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Probation Circulars 2007: PC32 Management of Foreign National Prisoners: Licences, bail Hearings, Releases from Immigration Detention and Deportation This Circular complements revised instructions which have been issued to caseworkers in the Border and Immigration Agency’s Criminal Casework Directorate (CCD) setting out a requirement to inform offender managers in all cases in which FNPs, subject to a custodial sentence of 12 months or more; or where they were sentenced to shorter periods adding up to 12 months or more; or where they are a Young Adult Offender aged between 18 and 22 years and subject to supervision, are released from immigration detention in an Immigration Removal Centre or from detention in prison or directly from an AIT hearing. Procedures for FNPs who are no longer subject to a licence are summarised in Section 4. Section 6, together with annexes A and B, provides a revised proforma and guidance for the provision of information to immigration bail hearings at AITs (Note that when the proforma is received from CCD it will be AT compliant. Work is being done at the moment to make it so. This may mean the form received differs in appearance from the version attached to this PC – the content however will be Issue 73 September 2007 UNCLASSIFIED NPS Bulletin Issued 14 September

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the same). Section 10 outlines that CCD case workers are required to inform offender managers in all cases where an FNP is deported or removed from the UK. PC31 PC30 Implementation of Provisions of Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 Health and Safety Considerations when Delivering Unpaid Work Issued 6 September Issued 3 September

OASys Messages to Areas – Via Epic Message 061 07 Logging Incidents Issued 3 September

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