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Issue 60 14 June 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: 130/07 131/07 132/07 133/07 134/07 135/07 136/07 Probation Boards – Trust selection NPS Centenary Service & Conference Child Sex Offender Review Measuring Performance in the Assessment and Management of Offenders' Risk of Harm to Others C-NOMIS – Probation Area provision of staff to assist with Assistive technology (AT) user acceptance testing Appointments Issued Recently

130/07 PROBATION BOARDS – TRUST SELECTION
22 probation boards expressed and interest in becoming a first wave trust. The areas shown below have been chosen to proceed to the next stage of the selection process. The list has been drawn up to ensure a diverse spread of areas, both geographically and in terms of size and population density. The two Welsh areas on the shortlist are subject to consultation with Welsh ministers. • • • • • • • • • • • • • Dyfed-Powys Essex Humberside Leicestershire & Rutland Lincolnshire Merseyside Northamptonshire Northumbria Nottinghamshire South Wales Sussex West Mercia Wiltshire Back to the top

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131/07 NPS CENTENARY SERVICE & CONFERENCE
Three of the keynote speeches delivered at Monday’s centenary conference and the sermon by the Bishop of Worcester. Presentations from speakers will be posted on Epic as soon as they become available. Navigate from Home>News & Comms Back to the top

132/07 CHILD SEX OFFENDER REVIEW
Has been published on Wednesday 13 June 2007. The report is available on the Home Office website and will

appear on Epic shortly as a News item. The launch of the report coincides with a publication aimed at parents and carers about “Keeping our children safe”. It is a resource that may be useful to those working with MAPPA. http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime-victims/reducing-crime/sexual-offences/child-protection/?version=1 Back to the top

133/07 MEASURING PERFORMANCE IN THE ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF OFFENDERS' RISK OF HARM TO OTHERS
A letter outlining the decision to take up HMI Probation’s offer to measure whether all reasonable action has been taken to keep to a minimum each offender's risk of harm to others, has been issued Issued to Chief Officers & Chairs via the Chief Officer Gateway – 14 June 2007 Back to the top

134/07 C-NOMIS – PROBATION AREA PROVISION OF STAFF TO ASSIST WITH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT) USER ACCEPTANCE TESTING
A letter outlining the need for probation area’s AT users to be involved in early user acceptance testing of C-NOMIS, has been issued. Issued to Chief Officers via the Chief Officer Gateway – 11 June 2007 Back to the top

135/07 APPOINTMENTS
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Issue 60 June 2007 • • • Co. Durham – Russell Bruce Hertfordshire – Tessa Webb Northamptonshire - Bill McHugh

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George Barrow, formerly Deputy Head of NOMS communications team and responsible for probation-facing communications, has become the acting Head of NOMS communications. probation-facing communications. Back to the top Susan Lord will be responsible for

136/07 ISSUED RECENTLY
Probation Circulars 2007: PC19 Implementation of National Rules for Approved Premises The national rules set out the basic requirements that should be placed on all residents of Approved Premises. The guidance notes are designed to promote consistent application and interpretation of the rules. From 1 July 2007 the national rules should replace the existing rules currently in use in each Approved Premises, and residents should be asked to sign the rules during the admission and induction process. Probation Boards and Voluntary Management Committees are free to add to the national rules any supplementary rules necessary to meet local needs and circumstances. PC18 PSO Learning & Development Programme 2007- 08 This Circular provides details of the revised learning and development programme for PSOs and equivalent grades. Following on from work undertaken in the Role Boundaries project it was agreed that the curriculum and structure of the programme needed revising for 2007-08 to take into account changes in practice since 2005. Specific attention has been given to the production of workbooks and other materials to support the programmes. The circular has been discussed and agreed with NAPO and UNISON learning and development representatives. PC17 PC16 Assessment and Management of Sex Offenders Quality Standards for Assessing The Delivery of Unpaid Work Issued 7 June Issued 1 June Issued 8 June Issued 14 June

OASys Messages to Areas – Via Epic Message 041/07 Message 040/07 Message 037/07 CCR Forms 4.2.1b Incident Fix Release Arrangements for Access to LAOs 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

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