Probation Posts

All the latest news:

Here you can find more than 500 posts tracking every major development in probation since 2011. You can trace the rise and fall of Transforming Rehabilitation, see the latest performance figures and explore new practice developments. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

Continuous Professional Development

Open training courses for probation staff.

The Learning and Development team at LAURUS have been looking at how we can best support learning in the sector during this time.
We have been making many of our learning materials and our courses available digitally and have effectively delivered our blended learning to meet the needs of the sector.
We have the following courses in September 2020 and October 2020 which are being run as open events for staff from any organisation:

  • Basic Risk & OASys
  • SARA Version 2
  • Effective Engagement Skills
  • Hate Crime & OASys

Jobs, Friends and Houses

How new Social Enterprise “Jobs, Friends and Houses” is helping turn round the lives of offenders in Blackpool.

What next for probation?

Chair of the Probation Institute Paul Senior looks back at the impact of Transforming Rehabilitation and fears for the future of probation.

Probation changes move slowly

Latest Clinks report on probation changes finds a ‘narrowing’ of services, with changes from one-to-one support to more group work, and from more flexible person-centred approaches to a more process driven or ‘box-ticking’ arrangements.

Desistance and young people

Embedding desistance practice The timing of the Probation Inspectorate’s new thematic inspection on desistance and young people could hardly be better. Published on 24 May

What’s it like being on probation?

Supervisible An intriguing new report by Professor Wendy Fitzgibbon and Carolyne Kardia for the Howard League for Penal Reform gives an insight into what it’s like being

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