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Following on from circular 29 sent on the 14th December we wanted to update you regarding the C&R part. SPS have given us the assurance we sought that the classroom training is 100% contact free and is classed as ‘refresher training’ not competency-based training. Therefore, this roll out will begin shortly.
As we previously advised you, we have written to SPS and that we are looking for the 1-year competency be increased to 2 years during this COVID period to safeguard staff who are out of competency. We are waiting for a response from the employer about this and when we have it, we will inform you of it.
SCOTTISH NATONAL COMMITTEE
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.