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Issue 42 9 February 2007 The Bulletin has been improved for easier on-screen reading. Articles can now be read by either scrolling down the page or by clicking the article titles below: 001/07 002/07 003/07 004/07 005/07 006/07 007/07 008/07 009/07 010/07 011/07 012/07 Resettlement of short sentence prisoners project NPS Performance Data Workbook: April – December 2006 Offender Management: Phase 1 Stocktake National Standards for the Management of Offenders 2006 – 2007 Pension Allocation Adjustment Probation staff seconded to prisons - standardising contracts NOMS Attitude, Thinking and Behaviour Team Programme manager conference presentations Internet Sex Offender Programme Manuals NPS Area Office Relocation Appointments 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 PC40 PC41 PC42 PC43 A Manual on the Delivery of Unpaid Work ViSOR Implementation Revised Notification and Review Procedures for Serious Further Offences (Replaces PC08/2006) Development of Effective Activity Requirements in the NPS C-NOMIS: IAPS Data, Preparation for Migration to C-NOMIS

Probation Circulars 2007: PC01 PC02 List of Probation Circulars Issued in 2006 Risk Management Standard Format 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

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