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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.

Probation Service Mutuals must get through the phoney war

The dramatic changes proposed for the probation service have yet to receive any detailed planning. Indeed, we still don’t know how many probation trust areas there will be, how many Contract Package Areas and the nature of the relationship between the future statutory probation service with its responsibility for risk and the new providers who will be delivering interventions to reduce re-offending. We are expecting some answers to these questions in the middle of May but …

Keep up with the future of probation

Transforming Rehabilitation The Ministry of Justice under Chris Grayling is planning the most radical changes to the probation service in its history. The changes include: The

Probation Office Politics

This is @ZoeStaffsGMPT seventh post in an ongoing series about her life and learning as a probation officer.   Office Politics Having recently moved from front-line practice to the

How to be a good probation officer

This is @ZoeStaffsGMPT sixth post in an ongoing series about her life and learning as a probation officer.   What is a good probation officer? Now that’s a million

Probation Firsts

This is @ZoeStaffsGMPT 5th post in an ongoing series about her life and learning as a probation officer.   Firsts There’s a first time for everything – especially when

The Usual Suspects

This is @ZoeStaffsGMPT 4th post in an ongoing series about her life and learning as a probation officer. When I was thinking what next to blog, I asked my

@ZoeStaffsGMPT: Why I tweet (WIT#2)

@ZoeStaffsGMPT is a well-known probation tweeter, admired for her commitment to her work and the dryness of her wit – she has written movingly about

Probation steps out of the shadows

I have long advocated the use of social media in general and Twitter in particular as a way for public services to raise awareness of what

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