# Chief Executive's Blog, # News

CEO Blog September 2016

Dear all Following my Blog in August some readers asked for an update on funding streams and projects in the Probation Institute, I hope the information below helps, but first I am pleased to say that the Probation Institute Board has firmly approved a set of proposals to move forward our strategy to become a Regulatory Body. The next step is to give these proposals wide coverage and to demonstrate the need for establishing and regulating clear professional standards across probation, ...

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Probation Institute publishes 2016-17 Business Plan

The Probation Institute was set up in 2014.  Two years on, substantial progress has been made, creating the structures and processes needed for a functioning professional body, developing membership and networks to support learning and continuing professional development. Prof. Paul Senior, Chair of the Institute said: “The need for a membership body that is independent of the MoJ and employers is clearer now than ever. We have suffered compared to similar professions because we have lacked ...

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Making Soft Places – Gill Hirst FPinst

There’s a knack to being in the right place at the right time and looking like the kind of person who’s meant to be there. It’s particularly tricky for some people on probation. Think about Alice (1) down the rabbit hole, faced with a whole load of doors that she couldn’t fit through. Luckily for her there was some stuff lying around with a couple of clues (‘drink me’, ‘eat me’) so she could change her size to fit through. Even in the right place, though, saying or doing the wrong thing can be ...

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The Justice Select Committee Inquiry into RJ – Probation Institute submission

The Justice Select Committee has published a call for views on any aspect of the use or potential use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system. The deadline for written submissions is 31 January 2016 and the Probation Institute is planning to put forward views from a probation perspective. In that respect it is establishing a small group of experts to help set out the relevant evidence and the practice and training implications.  If you would like to contribute to this work, perhaps ...

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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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