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#NQ4 Napo reps meet with Richard Burgon

On 23 September a group of representatives from the Napo branches in the North East met with local MP and shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon. This was a chance for Richard to find out more about the reality of life in the CRCs and the NPS. We described for Richard the transition from a high…

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#NQ4 Edridge: Solidarity and kindness during adversity

Charlotte Dunkley described the work of Edridge as “practical” and “transformative” and told members it “characterises Napo as a union and Edridge as a charity” during her address to conference. Having recently taken over as the fund’s chair of trustees, Charlotte painted a vivid and moving picture of the people who had benefited from the…

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#NQ4 Family Court FoCus

Hello to all members. A special open meeting of the Family Court Section Executive Committee was held directly before the main Napo AGM this year. Four motions were debated and passed. The detail of these has been sent to all FCS members directly by the co-chairs of the SEC. The meeting was attended and addressed…

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#NQ4 Measuring success in this brave new world

When a report into probation in Derbyshire revealed that services in the county were now “significantly lower” no one was too surprised. Napo members had warned government repeatedly that TR would be a disaster – it was only a matter of time before everyone else would start to realise it too. The report’s author, Dame…