# Blogs

Naming Conventions – by Gill Hirst FPInst

     The first meeting of the Fellows of the Probation Institute got me thinking again about what people and organisations are called.       My parents were teachers and when I was born, being quite conventional people, they went through the girls’ list in the baby names book of the time to consider  their options. My Mum’s priority was to find a girl’s name that didn’t remind her of schoolgirls she had taught but barely tolerated. It turned out that Gillian was the only one that met the brief. ...

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# Blogs

Being Responsive

This is my second blog in a series reflecting on my new role as chair of the Probation Institute. I have now been in this role for around three busy months at a time when the PI is beginning to deliver and promote its agenda to support the needs of the probation profession in all its plurality. Recently on the excellent blog 'on probation' a series of, at times, challenging points made by probation staff about the PI were aired. This blog will also seek to respond to some of the points made ...

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# Blogs, # News

EuroVista: Probation and Community Justice

EuroVista is a journal on probation matters in Europe and is produced by CEP (the Confederation of European Probation).  The latest edition (volume 3 #3) is now available at http://euro-vista.org/  and contains a wide range of articles: Andrew Bridges -  ‘Making Probation Work’ Todd Jermstad -  ‘What probation in the United States can learn from emerging practices in mental health treatment’ Ross Little – ‘Participation and practice in youth justice’ Jonathan Evans, Brian Heath & ...

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# Blogs, # News

6th Conference for Director Generals in Probation

The Confederation of European Probation held a Conference for Director-Generals of Probation on 25-27 November in The Hague.  It was well attended by senior probation managers from 21 European countries who looked at important issues of mutual concern, including: Managing foreign national offenders (Nick Hammond, UK) and implementing the European Framework Decision on transfer of community sanctions (Jesca Beneder, European Commission, & Ioan Durnescu, University of ...

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Training on criminal records disclosure- 20% Discount for members

The Probation Institute are pleased to be partnering with Unlock, a charity for people with convictions, to offer a 20% discount to all Probation Institute members on the one-day training that Unlock provides on criminal record disclosure. Unlock runs a range of training to practitioners of all levels, from 4-hour masterclasses to 2-day courses. They run their training in-house for larger teams, but they host a number of training courses in London. They’ve just released the training dates ...

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