Welcome to Probation Quarterly issue 6

by Professor Paul Senior, Chair, Probation Institute It is my pleasure to write the editorial for the sixth edition of Probation Quarterly. It has been an active time at the PI since the last edition and this is reflected in this issue which publicises a number of documents and frameworks which are now available and published here. We are officially out of our set up phase and as this goes to press our business plan for 2016-17 is being launched. We achieved a lot during the past two years ...

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Why sign the register?

If you are reading this article, then you are probably someone who is interested in probation and rehabilitation, who is keen to support high standards of service delivery. The sweeping changes brought about by Transforming Rehabilitation mean that the range of organisations delivering probation and rehabilitation services has become more diverse.        The complexity is only likely to increase as the Community Rehabilitation Companies develop their individual operating systems, bringing ...

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Professional Development Framework

Building a single professional identity by Helen Schofield The Probation Institute Professional Development Framework can be accessed on the Institute website. The Framework captures and elucidates skills and roles across Probation, Rehabilitation and Community Justice in public, private and voluntary organisations. Working with a project board including NPS, CRCs, Skills for Justice and voluntary organisations the project has been led by Helen Schofield formerly Head of Learning Strategy ...

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Institute Pledge – Support the Cause

by Laura Martin, Probation Institute Director When joining the Probation Institute as a member and then a director I had no idea of the tensions that existed around its inception nor did I envisage that it would have been anything other than a welcome initiative in the wake of the trauma of Transforming Rehabilitation. The Institute’s aim is transparent: To be a place where quality practice is both celebrated and innovated and where staff of all levels can be supported in developing their ...

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Moving with the times

Helen Rinaldi, HM Assistant Chief Inspector of Probation, explains how her team has been developing a less prescriptive approach to inspection to reflect the reality of service delivery in a post-Transforming Rehabilitation world. At HMI Probation we have invested a great deal of time and effort over the past year in reviewing the way in which we inspect both adult probation and youth justice services. With the huge changes associated with the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation ...

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