Welcome to the POA Podcast

Welcome to the POA podcast. From Summer 2021 the POA will be releasing a series of thought provoking and informative podcasts that will be of interest to both POA members and the general public. 


Recent Episodes 


9th November 2023:New First Aid/Emergency First Aid standards explained


17th October 2023:Union victory on Fitness Tests and what's happening at Wandsworth?


10th October 2023: The POA and political activity


11th September 2023: Behind these Doors - In conversation with Alex South


23rd August 2023: Transferring to F&S? Here are the facts.


18th August 2023: Young Members abd the POA


21st July 2023: Dave Cook retrospective: 30 years of POA activism


22nd June 2023: Why we need a Royal Commission into the Criminal Justice system


22nd May 2023: Conference Review with Mark Fairhurst and Steve Gillan


12th May 2023: Toolkit episode - the role and importance of Union Safety Representatives


5th May 2023: Behind the scenes with POA reps working in Secure Hospitals


10th April 2023: Four-legged friends: Dog-handlers, their dogs and the POA


10th March 2023: Operational Support Grades


28th February 2023: The anti-strike law and the POA, featuring Mark Fairhurst, National Chair


23rd January 2023: What POA legal services can do for you - and a new way to access the service


1st January 2023: Women's Networking Event - a review


1st December 2022: POA's Employment Law services - a key membership benefit


15th November 2022: Sally Jameson - POA branch chair and parliamentary candidate


24th October 2022: Immigration Crisis Special Edition


1st October 2022: Legal services and union support if you are arrested


29th September 2022: Supporting Women


1st September 2022: A guide to the POA's Legal Services


1st August 2022: The POA guide to Coroners Court hearings


1st July 2022: Working with and for members with disabilities


13th June 2022: POA conference in review and why you should march on 18 June


1st June 2022: PTSD It’s impact on Prison Officers and the support available


9th May 2022: POA - working for gender equality and better diversity and inclusivity


29th April 2022: Menopause Matters


1st April 2022: Health and Safety and You


11th March 2022: The POA's Political Fund


1st March 2022: Health, safety and maintaining resilience for Prison Officers


1st February 2022: Govt White Paper "a missed opportunity" but high hopes for new "Safe Inside" Bill


27th December 2021: The Wandsworth Prison Museum - a tour of it's exhibits and stories with Stewart McLaughlin


1st December 2021: Feeling the benefit of POA membership


1st November 2021: Same but Different - POA across the UK's devolved administrations of POA service


1st October 2021: Finlay Spratt looks back on 30 years of POA service


1st September 2021: Looking after members working in private prisons


1st August 2021: Pensions Campaigns Made Clear


8th July 2021: 68 is too late!


30th June 2021: Podcast Launch Trailer 

We want your ideas and feedback!

We have a series of podcasts on key topics of interest to POA members planned, but also welcome your ideas and feedback for future episodes.

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Telephone: 020 8803 0255

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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.