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National Probation Service

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Issue 42 9 February 2007

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001/07 Resettlement of short sentence prisoners project


002/07 NPS Performance Data Workbook: April – December 2006
003/07 Offender Management: Phase 1 Stocktake
004/07 National Standards for the Management of Offenders
005/07 2006 – 2007 Pension Allocation Adjustment
006/07 Probation staff seconded to prisons - standardising contracts
007/07 NOMS Attitude, Thinking and Behaviour Team
008/07 Programme manager conference presentations
009/07 Internet Sex Offender Programme Manuals
010/07 NPS Area Office Relocation
011/07 Appointments
012/07 Issued Recently

001/07 RESETTLEMENT OF SHORT SENTENCE PRISONERS PROJECT

A project, based on the West of Midlands Region Connect project, is being established to investigate its potential of
national funding and roll-out. The project will be led by David Chantler, CO West Mercia.
Issued to Chief Officers and Treasurers via the NPS Chief Officer Gateway – 6 February 2007

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: David.chantler@west-mercia.probation.gsi.gov.uk

002/07 NPS PERFORMANCE DATA WORKBOOK: APRIL – DECEMBER 2006

A spreadsheet workbook providing national and local performance data (April – December 2006), regionally and by
area has been circulated.
Issued to chief officers via the NPS Chief Officer Gateway – 7 February 2007
Published on EPIC – Home>Support Services>Performance Information

Further Information:
Email: Ed.Stradling@Homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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003/07 OFFENDER MANAGEMENT: PHASE 1 STOCKTAKE

Phase I implementation began in April 2005 and all areas reported having completed it by the summer of 2006. A
year or so further on, the Phase I stocktake will run in every area with a view to being clear about the progress made
to date and identifying areas for improvement. The exercise will be conducted by self assessment using a standard
template.
Issued to Chief Officers, Chairs and Board Secretaries via the NPS Chief Officer Gateway – 7 February 2007

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: Karen.macleod6@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: 020 7217 2082

004/07 NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OFFENDERS

NOMS will issue a single set of standards for the management of offenders to replace all existing standards, the new
National Standards would follow the style of the NOMS Offender Management Standards. Guidance on
interpretation and implementation and detailed operational procedures are separated from the Standards
themselves.
Issued to Chief Officers and Chairs via the NPS Chief Officer Gateway – 8th February 2007

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: Stephen.spurden2@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

005/07 2006 – 2007 PENSION ALLOCATION ADJUSTMENT

A memorandum explaining adjustments to pension allocations has been issued by NOMS Planning and Finance
Unit.
Issued to Chief Officers and Treasurers via the NPS Chief Officers Gateway – 8 February 2007

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: Kay.Wood@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk – NOMS Finance and Planning Unit.

006/07 PROBATION STAFF SECONDED TO PRISONS - STANDARDISING CONTRACTS

In the context of the roll out of the OM Model we are reviewing the role of probation staff seconded to prisons. One
strand of this is looking at standardising the contracts between prison establishments and probation areas to provide
greater consistency across England and Wales.

Issued to Chief Officers, Chairs and Secretaries via the NPS Chief Officers Gateway – 9 February 2007

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: louise.mozzanica@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: 020 7217 5924

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007/07 NOMS ATTITUDE, THINKING AND BEHAVIOUR TEAM

NPD Offending Behaviour Programmes Team have been renamed the NOMS Attitude, Thinking and Behaviour
Team. They are part of the NOMS Commissioning & Partnerships Directorate

FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email: Npd.obp.helpdesk@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

008/07 PROGRAMME MANAGER CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

PowerPoint presentation for the probation programme mangers conference held on 6th – 8th December 2006 has
been released on Epic.
Navigate from Home>Service Delivery>Interventions>Interventions Policy, Strategy and Supporting Documentation

009/07 INTERNET SEX OFFENDER PROGRAMME MANUALS

Internet sex offender programme manuals have been published on Epic.


Navigate from Home>Service Delivery>Interventions>Programme Specific> Internet Sexual Offender Treatment
Programme

010/07 NPS AREA OFFICE RELOCATION

A new Probation Office in Caerphilly will open on Monday 12 February 2007. The building will replace the old offices
at Mountain Road, Caerphilly and Park Road, Bargoed with effect from this date. The address, telephone and fax
numbers of the new office are:-

Probation Office
Centenary House
De Clare Court
Pontygwindy Industrial Estate
Caerphilly
CF83 2WA

Tel No: 02920 885861


Fax No: 02920 760123

011/07 APPOINTMENTS

Martin Scott has been appointed as chief officer for C-NOMIS implementation. Martin will lead for probation to
ensure an operational perspective is maintained and he will also become involved in the ViSOR roll-out.

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012/07 ISSUED RECENTLY

Probation Circulars 2006:

PC39 A Manual on the Delivery of Unpaid Work


PC40 ViSOR Implementation
PC41 Revised Notification and Review Procedures for Serious Further Offences (Replaces PC08/2006)
PC42 Development of Effective Activity Requirements in the NPS
PC43 C-NOMIS: IAPS Data, Preparation for Migration to C-NOMIS

Probation Circulars 2007:

PC01 List of Probation Circulars Issued in 2006


PC02 Risk Management Standard Format

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