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KSS CRC to hold Probation Identity Events

4 September 2018

This autumn KSS CRC is holding three events on probation identity, values and its role in the criminal justice system.

The events will give you an opportunity to unpick the impact of commercialisation, probation's relationship with other agencies and how we can make better use of evidence within our practice.  

Former chief inspector Andrew Bridges will facilitate the first event on probation identity, the second event on values will be facilitated by Margaret Adams, the third event looking at the role of probation in the criminal justice system is to be confirmed soon.

The events are aimed at other Community Rehabilitation Companies, HM Prison and Probation Service, the National Probation Service, the Probation Institute, academics and retired former colleagues. 

Suki Binning, Chief Executive, said: "The increasing public debate about professionalisation in probation reflects discussions and initiatives that many of us have been having within our own agencies for some time. We have progressed some specific initiatives over the past year in Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company and I am aware that other probation agencies are doing likewise.

"With that in mind, we thought it would be useful to open the discussion up to collectively shape this agenda and work in conjunction with others."  

To register your interest to join one of the events, please email comms@ksscrc.scc.gsi.gov.uk by 21st September. There are only a limited number of spaces.

If you are retired or would find it difficult to fund your travel expenses, please contact us to discuss support we can offer.

Probation identity

12th October 2018 at Joynes House, Gravesend (15 minutes from London Kings Cross St Pancras) Facilitated by Andrew Bridges

Probation values

24th October 2018 at Joynes House, Gravesend (15 minutes from London Kings Cross St Pancras). Facilitated by Margaret Adams.

The role of probation in the criminal justice system

To be confirmed at Joynes House, Gravesend (15 minutes from London Kings Cross St Pancras). Facilitator to be confirmed.

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