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Issue 76 5 October 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: 208/07 209/07 210/07 211/07 212/07 213/07 AT Compliant – OM National Standards 2007 Boards to Trusts – Probation Change Programme Briefing Diversity Accelerate Graduation NPS Websites Events Issued Recently

208/07 AT COMPLIANT – OM NATIONAL STANDARDS 2007
An AT Compliant Word version and PDF of the Offender Management National Standards 2007 is available on Epic, Epic: Navigate from Home>Service Delivery Back to the top

209/07 BOARDS TO TRUSTS – PROBATION CHANGE PROGRAMME BRIEFING
A briefing on the Probation Change Programme, which goes over the stages of the transition from Probation Boards to Trusts, is available from Epic, Epic: Navigate from Home>Support Service>Probation Change Programme> Probation Change Programme Briefing (October 2007) Back to the top

210/07 DIVERSITY ACCELERATE GRADUATION
Sixteen graduates recently received their certificates from Helen Edwards when they completed the two year Accelerate management development programme. The programme has run since 2004 for black and minority ethnic and disabled managers in the National Probation and Youth Justice services. It has seen high rates of achievement with 75% participants getting into higher positions or taking on more senior responsibilities.

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A successor programme called "Accelerate to" will run from December this year and is currently seeking applications from the target groups with middle manager experience in the organisations. For more information please call Omar Ralph in the Equality and Diversity team on 020 7217 5693 Back to the top

211/07 NPS WEBSITES
Details of the website address for the 42 Probation Areas can be found on Epic. Epic: Navigate from Home>Research & Links>NPS Websites Back to the top

212/07 EVENTS
Delivering Safer and Confident Communities: 2008 – 2011 The Home Office is hosting a conference. Ministers, Senior Government Officials and leading Practitioners will come together to chart the future course on tackling crime. The conference is aimed at those who are: • • • • • • CDRP Chair Local Authority Chief Executive Chief Constable Chair of a Police Authority Council Leader Lead Member for Community Safety.

FURTHER INFORMATION: To book a place visit www.sheltonfleming.co.uk/safercommunities or call 020 7407 6656 Venue: The QE11 Conference Centre, Westminster, London Date: 16th October 2007 Back to the top

213/07 ISSUED RECENTLY
Probation Circulars 2007: PC33 New Accommodation and Support Service for Bail and HDC This Probation Circular describes a new accommodation and support service for bail and Home Detention Curfew. The service is considered appropriate for adults Issue 76 October 2007 UNCLASSIFIED NPS Bulletin Issued 26 September

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who are or would be remanded in custody who could be bailed if accommodation and/or support is made available. It is also available to sentenced prisoners eligible for Home Detention Curfew. This PC confirms information on a service that has been available since June. This is reflected in the immediate implementation. PC32 Management of Foreign National Prisoners: Licences, bail Hearings, Releases from Immigration Detention and Deportation Issued 14 September

OASys Messages to Areas – Via Epic Message 064 07 Message 063 07 Message 062 07 4.2.1d Incident fix release OASys Assessments requiring countersignatures Creation of a Nil Report Issued 2 October Issued 2 October Issued 2 October

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