'It's time to accept the reality of the new probation structure' Or is it? This was the view, indeed challenge, of one of the speakers at the recent Probation Practitioner Conference held at Sheffield in conjunction with No Offence and the Hallam Centre for Community Justice. A very successful day with around 130 attendees from across the probation, community rehabilitation and community justice worlds. The debate was robust, enlightening and considered. Like any previous conference on ...

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We are  launching our  Position Paper on Training and Professional Development at the first annual probation practitioners Conference, tomorrow 8 June.  The Position Paper makes a wide range of recommendations aiming to support the training and continuous professional development of those who work in the sector, pressing for a more integrated approach to training and associated standards. The Paper is available here: PI-PositionPaper-Professional Development-final ...

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