POA Circulars

All POA members working in Prisons both Public Sector and Private in England and Wales are encouraged to participate in the following survey:

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 25th January 2023 for your information.

POA are pleased to announce a brand new member benefit through a partnership with Chesterton Grant, who are independent fee free mortgage advisors. They offer at no cost, advice on purchasing and re-mortgaging and will secure the best rates available on the market for you.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 11th January 2023 for your information.   Yours sincerely STEVE GILLANGeneral Secretary ...

Due to the development of the POA Website, members can now submit Legal Applications directly to the Legal Department of the POA. This has meant that the Legal Aid Handbooks and the accompanying forms have had to be updated.

In October 2021 HMPPS commenced a pilot in seven establishments for a new First Aid Policy. This pilot is now complete, and despite the Executive’s best endeavors, no policy has been implemented.

This is a re-issue of a POA Circular promulgated on 17 August 2022. Despite this, members are reporting difficulties obtaining Carrying Aids. Where this is the case, please follow the guidance in this circular.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 14th December 2022 for your information.

Conference Paper 1 was circulated prior to Annual Conference 2022.

Representing over 30,000 Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, the POA is the largest UK Union in this sector, able to trace its roots back more than 100 years.