POA Circulars

17 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 105

COMPLETION OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 100567 MINISTRY OF JUSTICE FURTHER UPDATE TO MR LEWIS ABOUT PROGRESS OF COMPLETION OF FOI 100567 AND AN APOLOGY

The POA has had to resort to using the Freedom of Information process to obtain the medical report in respect of smoking in prisons.

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17 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 104

TOIL

NOMS are reliant on the use of additional hours paid or unpaid to cover chronic staff short falls and non-profiled work.

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15 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 103

PSI 30/2015 Amendments to the Use of Force Policy

The above PSI was issued on the 4th November 2015 and by now all Governors should have advised members of the contents, ensured their establishments risk assessments and safe systems of work have been reviewed and updated with appropriate resources in place to comply with these instructions at all times.

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15 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 102

SPECIAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE -14TH JANUARY 2016

Please find attached the Special Delegates Conference Agenda which contains the two motions submitted by Wormwood Scrubs when seeking support from branches under Rule 12.2c as promulgated in POA Circular 30/2015.

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14 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 101

HEALTH & SAFETY CHECKING ON PRISONERS WELFARE

NOMS has recently published abstracts from PSI 75/2011 following recent PPO Reports and Coroner’s Inquests who have highlighted several occasions where establishments have not followed the good practice procedures, in respect of “Residential Services” checking on the welfare of prisoners during roll checks, at unlock and lock up.

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14 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 100

SMOKING IN PRISONS

Please find attached POA Guidance for Members in Smoking.

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11 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 99

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE x 1 ELECTION 2016 NOMINATION PROCEDURES, TIMETABLE AND ELECTION ADDRESSES

Listed below is the timetable and procedure for the forthcoming election for the National Executive Committee election.

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11 Dec 15 CIRCULAR 98

NOMS SURVEY BODY WORN VIDEO CAMERA’S (BWVC)

On the 9th December at the NEC meeting it was determined that all POA members who have been involved in the pilot of the above should engage in the forthcoming survey which NOMS has commissioned.

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23 Nov 15 CIRCULAR 97

ELECTION 2016 ELECTION RESULT – NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Please find attached the Certificate of Result from Electoral Reform Services.

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20 Nov 15 CIRCULAR 96

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS – THE UNION PREPAID PLUS MASTERCARD

Please find attached the latest communication for POA members from Union Prepaid Plus Team.

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