Recovery, redemption and rehabilitation - the real life tales behind new probation drama
15th May 2013
A new play, based on real life tales of drug addiction, offending, prison life and rehabilitation, is launching in Clitheroe next week thanks to help from Lancashire Probation Trust.
Partnership project transforms beauty spot
9th May 2013
Offenders sentenced to unpaid work have transformed a popular Lancaster beauty spot.
Invitation to Tender - Women's Community Services
16th April 2013
We've just published our invitation to tender for women's community services.
Click on the link or visit our publications section to read the document.
To request the Full ITT pack please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CONNECT BLOG...Is there a significant correlation between reoffending rates and high performing police forces?
26th March 2013
I have been reflecting on recent events since the announcement of the Transforming Rehabilitation consultation on the Probation Review and the issues this has raised for me as a Chief Executive in Lancashire. The consultation process appears to have been done at a speed that has created anxiety for our staff. However, some of the issues such as the concept of peer mentoring and working with under 12 months sentenced prisoners is great and very much welcomed.
3000 and out for long-serving probation officer
19th March 2013
After supervising over 3000 clients over a 38-year-period, one of the longest serving probation officers in the country has retired.
Partnership duo scoop top award
11th March 2013
Lancashire Probation Trust’s innovative approach to delivering Community Payback with local authorities has scooped a national award.
Ex-offenders can be good for your business
8th March 2013
Employing ex-offenders can be good for business, according to experts.
Lancashire releases Community Payback report
5th March 2013
The report, which is available to view on the Lancashire Probation Trust website, states that nearly 200,000 hours of unpaid work were carried out between January and December 2012.
Partnership project uncovers stolen goods
13th February 2013
Not content with rejuvenating litter-strewn and overgrown side streets, offenders sentenced to unpaid work in Burnley have turned their hand to uncovering stolen goods.
Lancashire Number One in the Country
31st January 2013
A national survey has revealed Lancashire is the best rated Probation Trust in the country for helping offenders start to turn their lives around.
Changing Lives and Improving Communities - One day research conference
23rd January 2013
Evidencing Effectiveness in Probation
One day Research Conference
Monday 25th March 2013 from 10:00 – 16:00
Best Western Hotel, Leyland, Lancashire
Rehabilitation the key difference between US and UK criminal justice
17th January 2013
The ability to rehabilitate offenders is a key differences between UK and US criminal justice systems, according to American students embarking on a fact-finding tour to Lancashire Probation Trust.
American students learn more about criminal justice in Lancashire visit
14th January 2013
A group of students from Pacific Lutheran University near Seattle will visit Lancashire Probation Trust to learn about the UK’s criminal justice system this week.
CONNECT BLOG - Probation Review
14th January 2013
The next wave of consultation is now upon us. Called "Transforming Rehabilitation", the probation review changes propose an outsourcing of 75% of our work to the Private Sector and Third Sector charities and I think it is fundamentally flawed.
Achieve North West update
11th January 2013
The information for Achieve North West has been updated on this website.
Offenders spruce up family centre in Nelson
8th January 2013
Offenders sentenced to unpaid work by the courts are helping to spruce up a family centre in Nelson.
From rehabilitation to royalty: A year of achievement for Lancashire Probation Trust
27th December 2012
This year has been a time of great achievements for Lancashire Probation Trust.
Lancashire Probation Trust helps offender turn life around
20th December 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust has helped an ex-footballer move from one slippery slope to another.
Former Burnley youth team player James Craggs is training to become a ski instructor after seizing the opportunity handed to him by unpaid work.
Managing offenders for nearly a century
20th December 2012
The mantra may be relatively new, but a chance find proves that Lancashire Probation Trust has been ‘managing risk, changing lives and improving communities’ for the last nine decades.
Lancashire Probation Trust turns up the heat on breach offenders
4th December 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust can now call upon the expertise of a fully qualified Barrister to advise staff and prosecute offenders who breach orders.
Pendle agencies back domestic abuse campaign
28th November 2012
Local MP Andrew Stephenson will be attending the Pendle Women’s Centre for a special event held to mark a national campaign to eliminate violence against women.
WORKING TO TACKLE DOMESTIC ABUSE IN PENDLE
26th November 2012
An event is taking place today (Monday 26 November) to raise awareness of work being done to tackle domestic abuse in the Pendle area.
CONNECT...Christmas and Conferences
19th November 2012
I have that feeling of Christmas he's been and gone and I'm left with lots of presents and working out how to use them effectively. Is it that post Richard McCann, Steven Duncan and Tim Campbell Blues or a dilemma of how to put it all into practice? It was a truly remarkable feeling to be at the Imperial Blackpool amongst virtually all of the staff in Lancashire. I felt the passion and enthusiasm that had been created and my own sense of pride to be associated with a group of staff who were clearly enjoying the content and a day out at the seaside.
MAPPA ANNUAL REPORT PUBLISHED
25th October 2012
The Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement annual report is published today.
To read the report, click on the link.
TONS OF RUBBISH CLEARED FROM BIRCH GREEN ESTATE
19th October 2012
West Lancashire Community Safety Partnership worked with other organisations and residents to remove about 45 tons of waste in a clean-up of parts of the Birch Green Estate.
COMMUNITY PAYBACK TEAM HELP MAINTAIN JUBILEE BIOLOGICAL HERITAGE SITE NEAR BLACKBURN
10th October 2012
Offenders sentenced to complete unpaid work by the courts have been helping maintain
the QE II Jubilee Biological Heritage Site near Blackburn.
JUSTICE SELECT COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO WOMEN OFFENDERS
5th October 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust has stated that except for most serious offences, or for those women at risk of causing serious harm, community sentences are best for the majority of women offenders.
COMMUNITY PAYBACK HELP PREPARE SITE FOR LEYLAND FESTIVAL
21st September 2012
Offenders sentenced to complete unpaid work to help the community have been preparing Worden Park in Leyland today, ready for this weekend's festival.
CONNECT: ALL CHANGE IN WESTMINSTER
17th September 2012
Olympics over, summer holidays gone and children back at school. We've had a change of Secretary of State from Ken Clarke to Chris Grayling and Jeremy Wright has become the new minister for Prisons and Probation (Or Prisons and Rehabilitation as it's listed on the MoJ website). It's a good job we are adept at coping with change!
REVIEW OF THE YEAR NOW PUBLISHED
17th September 2012
We've uploaded our annual review.
The document provides details of our achievements for the financial year 2011-2012.
It includes facts, figures and statistics about Lancashire Probation Trust.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST SEEKS APPRENTICES
7th August 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust is providing an opportunity for three young people to learn new skills and develop their experience while being paid as an apprentice.
OFFENDERS SPRUCE UP FARINGTON, NEAR LEYLAND
2nd August 2012
Offenders sentenced to carry out unpaid work by the courts have teamed up with South Ribble Borough Council to help spruce up Farington.
OFFENDERS TRANSFORM LAND TO BENEFIT AVENHAM COMMUNITY
27th July 2012
Offenders sentenced to unpaid work by the courts have helped transform a patch of unused land into a community allotment.
CONNECT...#DEDICATEDPROBATIONSTAFF, DOING A GOOD JOB
27th July 2012
We are moving into the holiday period, whether that IS a period away somewhere, or at home with parents, partners, friends or children. We will all take the opportunity to chill and recharge our energy packs. The interesting thing is that we all leave for our break often thinking we have missed something or worry that something may happen whilst we are away? I think we do this because we have values, a commitment to the job we do and importantly we care about not only doing a good job but being seen to have done a good job.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST PROVIDES SUPPORT TO LEYLAND FESTIVAL
4th July 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust is playing an important role in one of county’s most popular annual events.
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MANAGER IS FINALIST IN NATIONAL PROBATION AWARDS
28th June 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust’s Restorative Justice Manager was a runner up in the Probation Awards 2012 for her work in the county.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHORLEY COUNCIL
11th June 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust has established a partnership with Chorley Council to deliver Community Payback to offenders.
CONNECT... IS PROBATION SUCH A SOFT OPTION FOR COMMUNITY SENTENCES?
8th June 2012
The Probation Service as we know it is under threat from a political ideology of private is best. One hundred years of history from Police Court Missionary to National Service and now Trusts. Advise, Assist, Befriend - a mantra to be proud of or a millstone for accusations of being a soft option? Probation Officers or Offender Managers as we are required to call them now? Who do we work with clients, offenders or service users? All real challenging questions as we and the government struggle to find our way through the jungle of what is best and retains the confidence of the public for the continued delivery of services that manage risk, protect the public, change lives and improve the community.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION CHIEF TAKES PART IN #SHADOW4ADAY TWITTER PROJECT
31st May 2012
Lancashire Probation’s Chief Executive Kevin Robinson has taken up a challenge with a difference after a twitter follower asked to shadow him for a day.
LANCASHIRE DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS REASSURED THEY WILL BE "HANDLED WITH CARE"
29th May 2012
Criminal Justice and partner agencies in Lancashire have launched a new campaign urging victims of domestic abuse not to suffer in silence.
MAPPA GUIDANCE VERSION 4 PUBLISHED
24th May 2012
The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003) provides for the establishment of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in each of the 42 criminal justice areas in England and Wales. These are designed to protect the public, including previous victims of crime, from serious harm by sexual and violent offenders. They require the local criminal justice agencies and other bodies dealing with offenders to work together in partnership in dealing with these offenders.
CONNECT...FOOTBALL AND THE PROBATION REVIEW??
16th May 2012
Why is it that even though I'm from the North East of England, six months in the North West and I'm disappointed for Blackburn, delighted for Fleetwood and cheering for Blackpool in the play offs. It's all football but it is the infectious nature of working for an organisation that is proud not only of what it does but of the area and the people who live and work in it. Lancashire has had an impact on me!
OFFENDERS HELP PREPARE FOR BLACKBURN'S COUNTRYSIDE EXPERIENCE
15th May 2012
Offenders sentenced to complete Community Payback as a punishment by the courts have been helping prepare Witton Park for this Sunday’s Countryside Experience.
OFFENDERS WORK WITH COUNCIL TO SPRUCE UP BURNLEY THIS SPRING
13th April 2012
Offenders sentenced to complete unpaid work by the courts are teaming up with Burnley Council to help spruce up the town centre.
COMMUNITY PAYBACK PRAISED
10th April 2012
Visitors to Blackburn have praised the work of Community Payback teams in Corporation Park in a letter to the council and Lancashire Probation Trust.
CONNECT ... Does the current probation system need a reform?
3rd April 2012
This month, I've published a second blog as I was asked by UCLAN's student newspaper to provide a response to the Government's consultation on community sentences and the Probation service.
NEW WOMEN’S APPROVED PREMISES TO OPEN IN PRESTON
23rd March 2012
A new Approved Premises for women will open in Preston on Monday 2 April, providing a specialist structured accommodation to help break the cycle of re-offending.
Edith Rigby House in East Cliff, Preston is one of just six Approved Premises for women in the country.
LETTER TO LANCASHIRE EVENING POST - RESPONSE TO ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON MARCH 16 2012
19th March 2012
This letter, submitted on Friday March 16, provides our official response to the Lancashire Evening Post following a story published on the same date.
CONNECT WITH KEVIN ROBINSON - BLOG MARCH 2012
19th March 2012
In writing Connect this month I did not struggle for issues to discuss as so much has gone on or is likely to occur shortly. So please read on and let me know what you think.
BLACKPOOL WOMEN'S CENTRE TEAM WINS NATIONAL AWARD
2nd March 2012
Key members of the organisations responsible for setting up Blackpool Women’s Centre will receive a prestigious national award at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (6 March).
EAST LANCASHIRE WOMEN'S CENTRE IN BUNRLEY TO OPEN ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
1st March 2012
East Lancashire Women’s Centres, a charity established in 1985, will launch a new women’s centre in Burnley on International Women’s Day (Thurs 8 March)
ANTIQUE DARWEN STEAM ENGINE SPRUCED UP BY OFFENDERS
23rd February 2012
Darwen’s historic steam engine has been given a new lease of life by offenders sentenced to Community Payback.
COMMUNITY PAYBACK TEAMS UP WITH WYRE COUNCIL
10th February 2012
Wyre Council has teamed up with Lancashire Probation Trust’s Community Payback team to clean up a problematic area in Thornton.
AWARD FOR OFFICERS WHO HELPED BURGLARY VICTIMS
30th January 2012
Offender managers and police officers have received an award for helping two elderly couples, who were the victims of a burglary, come to terms with the offence.
BLACKPOOL WOMEN’S CENTRE SHARES £3.5M PACKAGE FOR WOMEN’S COMMUNITY PROJECTS
25th January 2012
Blackpool Women’s Centre has been awarded a share of £3.5m in funding, Justice Minister Crispin Blunt has announced.
EAST LANCASHIRE WOMEN’S CENTRES SHARE £3.5M PACKAGE FOR WOMEN’S COMMUNITY PROJECTS
25th January 2012
East Lancashire Women’s Centres have been awarded a share of £3.5m in funding, Justice Minister Crispin Blunt has announced.
OFFENDER LEAFLETS UPDATED
6th January 2012
We've uploaded some new leaflets to the "Information for offenders" section.
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE GOLD AWARD FOR LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST
4th January 2012
Lancashire Probation Trust has joined an elite group of organisations by achieving a coveted Gold Investors in People award.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST
28th December 2011
The last year has been a time of great change, new challenges and impressive achievements for Lancashire Probation Trust
PROBATION OFFENDERS HELP TO DELIVER NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CENTRE AT HMP PRESTON
23rd December 2011
Lancashire Probation offenders are completing unpaid work to help HMP Preston to deliver a new Community Engagement Centre in Ribbleton Lane.
CAN YOU HELP US TRACK DOWN THE FAMILY OF PRESTON SUFFRAGETTE EDITH RIGBY?
20th December 2011
Lancashire Probation Trust is appealing for any relatives of Edith Rigby to contact them as they would like to name a new building after her.
IN MEMORY OF BRIAN BUCKLEY - EULOGY BY HIS HONOUR JUDGE RUSSELL QC, RECORDER OF PRESTON
16th December 2011
Preston Crown Court held a special sitting on December 15 in memory of Probation Officer Brian Buckley who sadly passed away recently.
OFFENDERS "PAY BACK" TO THE COMMUNITY UNDER JOINT SCHEME
15th December 2011
Burnley Council and Lancashire Probation Trust have teamed up to establish a scheme which sees offenders clean up the borough as punishment for their crime.
A NEW START FOR BLACKBURN’S SUCCESFUL REVOLUTION PROJECT
12th December 2011
A partnership which manages prolific offenders in the community has moved from its base in Blackburn’s Penny Street to a new home in the Town Hall.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST SUPPORTS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: MAKE YOUR NIGHT LAST
8th December 2011
Lancashire Probation Trust, a member of the Safer Lancashire Partnership, is supporting a Christmas campaign to help make people's nights out safer.
BLACKPOOL WOMEN'S CENTRE CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY
1st December 2011
Blackpool Women’s Centre celebrates its first birthday on Friday.
Since the official opening on 3 December 2010 by Frances Flaxington from the Ministry of Justice, the centre has received 592 referrals for women from 57 different agencies in the area.
ROSSENDALE COMMUNITY MARK PAYBACK CONTRIBUTION
25th November 2011
A plaque to mark the work completed by offenders paying back to the community for their crimes will be unveiled at Hallfold United Reformed Church in Whitworth on Saturday (26 November).
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST HAS A NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE
31st October 2011
Lancashire Probation Trust has appointed Kevin Robinson as the organisation’s new Chief Executive.
TEN YEARS OF MAPPA MARKED BY RELEASE OF LANCASHIRE'S ANNUAL REPORT
27th October 2011
The MAPPA annual report has been published this morning (27 October), which sets out the statutory arrangements for managing sexual and violent offenders in Lancashire between April 1 2010 and March 31 2011.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST CONFIRMED AS REDUCING REOFFENDING AND PROTECTING THE PUBLIC
25th October 2011
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation has today (Tuesday 25 October) announced the results of Lancashire Probation Trust’s recent Offender Management Inspection (OMI 2).
NORWEGIAN STUDENTS TO VISIT LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST IN PRESTON
29th September 2011
A group of students from the Norwegian Prison Officer Academy will visit Lancashire Probation Trust on Tuesday (4 October) to learn about the Criminal Justice System in England.
PENDLE PROBATION OFFICER WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR INNOVATIVE WOMEN’S SCHEME
15th September 2011
Probation Officer Kate Fryer has been recognised for her innovative work in setting up an initiative to help women offenders.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST'S REVIEW OF THE YEAR
2nd September 2011
We've put our review of the year online. This sets out our achievements for financial year 2010-2011 and links in with the annual report and statement of accounts.
CHARITY CHEQUE PRESENTATIONS
26th August 2011
Earlier this year, Lancashire Probation Trust's senior managers took part in a sponsored session of Community Payback.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST HAS A NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
16th August 2011
Penny Barker has joined Lancashire Probation Trust as the new Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive.
OFFENDERS MUCK IN AT WORLD HORSE WELFARE, PENNY FARM NEAR BLACKPOOL
10th August 2011
Offenders supervised by Lancashire Probation Trust have been mucking in to support the World Horse Welfare at Penny Farm, Preston New Road, Blackpool.
JUSTICE MINISTER CRISPIN BLUNT VISITS BLACKBURN WOMEN'S CENTRE
3rd August 2011
A woman only centre that helps provide essential support to the community by tackling female offending in Blackburn was today visited by Minister for Prisons and Probation Crispin Blunt.
PRESTON OFFENDERS BUILD COMMUNITY ALLOTMENTS FOR MOOR NOOK RESIDENTS
1st August 2011
Offenders sentenced to Community Payback have built a new allotment area from a patch of overgrown wasteland in the Moor Nook estate in Preston.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST HELPS OFFENDERS GET BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACKS WITH NETWORK RAIL
25th July 2011
Offenders sentenced to complete Community Payback by the courts have been improving a 300-metre footpath at Ormskirk Station, used by hundreds of people every day.
PRESTON CLEAN STREETS PARTNERSHIP WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD
18th July 2011
The Preston Clean Streets Partnership has scooped a National award for its work to improve the city’s environment by using unpaid labour from offenders being punished for their crimes.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST PROVIDES NEW SESSIONS FOR PENDLE’S WOMEN OFFENDERS
7th June 2011
A new initiative has been set up in Nelson to help women offenders get the help they need to start turning their life around.
COMMUNITY PAYBACK OFFENDERS IMPROVE ACCESS TO STANLEY PARK LAKE, BLACKPOOL
6th June 2011
Offenders completing their Community Payback sentences have been clearing vegetation and building disabled access paths around Stanley Park Lake in Blackpool.
BEACH SWEEP TO CUT DOWN ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
25th May 2011
Offenders sentenced to community payback have been busy restoring the sand dunes to pristine condition between Starr Gate in Blackpool and Fairhaven Lake in Lytham.
NEW FUNDING FOR BLACKPOOL WOMEN’S CENTRE
13th May 2011
Work to address women’s offending can continue at Blackpool Women’s Centre thanks to a one off funding deal between the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the Corston Independent Funders’ Coalition. This funding is part of a £3.2m package announced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).
PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES REVOLUTION IN TACKLING REOFFENDING
11th April 2011
A new project aimed at reducing crime by changing the way offenders are managed has been launched in the north of the county.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST’S SENIOR MANAGERS SENTENCED TO COMMUNITY PAYBACK…FOR CHARITY
17th March 2011
Members of Lancashire Probation’s Senior Management Group are swapping their suits and desks for hi-vis jackets and workboots to raise money for two Lancashire charities.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST TEAMS UP WITH ROSSENDALE COUNCIL TO PAY BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
15th March 2011
Lancashire Probation Trust has established an innovative scheme with Rossendale Council to deliver Community Payback punishments to offenders.
LANCASTER PROBATION OFFICER RECOGNISED WITH NATIONAL AWARD
11th March 2011
A Probation Officer for Lancashire Probation Trust based at Lancaster has received a prestigious national award for her work in public safety.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST LAUNCHES WOMEN'S STRATEGY ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
7th March 2011
Lancashire Probation Trust is launching its first strategy for working with women offenders on International Women’s Day. (Tuesday March 8)
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST SECURES IMPRESSIVE OFFENDER MANAGEMENT SURVEY RESULTS
24th February 2011
A national survey has revealed Lancashire is one of the best rated Probation Trusts for helping offenders start to turn their lives around.
REVOLUTION PROVIDES OFFENDERS WITH A ROUTE AWAY FROM CRIME
18th February 2011
A new project aimed at reducing crime by changing the way offenders are managed has been launched in Blackpool and the Fylde.
BLACKPOOL WOMENS CENTRE COORDINATOR OPENS NEW SUPERMARKET
14th January 2011
A new supermarket celebrated its launch today with a donation to Blackpool Women’s Centre.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST WORKING WITH RECYCLING LIVES
5th January 2011
Lancashire Probation Trust is working in partnership with social welfare charity Recycling Lives to deliver the Achieve North West project in Lancashire.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST
29th December 2010
The year 2010 has been another challenging and rewarding year for Lancashire Probation Trust.
FIRST RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR PEOPLE BEREAVED BY MURDER OR MANSLAUGHTER TO BE HELD IN LANCASHIRE
16th December 2010
A special workshop to help people bereaved by murder or manslaughter is being brought to Lancashire for the first time.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST IS NOW ON TWITTER
15th December 2010
Follow us at @lancsprobation for the all the latest at Lancashire Probation Trust.
PHOTOS OF BLACKPOOL WOMENS CENTRE OPENING - ONLINE
6th December 2010
Pictures from the launch event at Blackpool Womens Centre in Edward Street are online now...
OFFICIAL REOPENING FOR COUNTY’S LARGEST PROBATION OFFICE
2nd December 2010
Lancashire Probation Trust’s Avenham Street office in Preston will be officially reopened by the High Sheriff of Lancashire on Friday.
OFFICIAL OPENING FOR BLACKPOOL WOMENS CENTRE
1st December 2010
Frances Flaxington, Head of the Criminal Justice Women’s Policy team at the Ministry of Justice will visit Blackpool Womens Centre on Friday, to celebrate its successful first four months.
PAYBACK OFFENDERS THANKED FOR HELPING TO MAKE STATION MORE “USER FRIENDLY”
29th November 2010
Offenders sentenced to complete Community Payback by the courts have been thanked for making Burscough Junction Station more user friendly and attractive.
LANCASHIRE MAPPA: OPEN AND TRANSPARENT FOR GREATER PUBLIC PROTECTION
27th October 2010
For the first time, numbers relating to the MAPPA status and management levels of all MAPPA offenders living in Lancashire can now be viewed online.
TRUST LEADS THE WAY WITH BRANDED COMMUNITY PAYBACK VANS
26th October 2010
Communities around Lancashire will now have an even more visible reminder of the work offenders are completing in their area thanks to Lancashire Probation’s branded Community Payback vans.
LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST TEAMS UP WITH PRESTON CITY COUNCIL TO PAY BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
11th October 2010
Lancashire Probation Trust has established an innovative scheme with Preston City Council to deliver Community Payback punishments to offenders.
NORWEGIAN STUDENTS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE FROM LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST IN PRESTON
1st October 2010
A delegation of students from the Norwegian Prison Officer Academy will visit Lancashire Probation Trust in Preston on Tuesday (5 October) to gain experience of Criminal Justice in England.
OFFENDERS BACK ON RIGHT TRACKS THANKS TO LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST
20th September 2010
It has been full steam ahead for teams of offenders working to improve Burscough Junction Station.
BLACKPOOL PROBATION STAFF GOING FOR GOLD AT GREAT NORTH RUN
17th September 2010
Lancashire Probation Trust staff based in Blackpool’s Talbot Road Office are pulling on their trainers to take part in the Great North Run and raise cash for Cancer Research UK.
PAYBACK OFFENDERS THANKED FOR HELPING PENDLE’S RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION
14th September 2010
The Pendle group of Riding for the Disabled Association has thanked offenders sentenced to Community Payback after they mucked in to help repair their outdoor arena.
OFFENDERS IN BURNLEY PAYBACK OVER 8,300 HOURS OF WORK TO THEIR COMMUNITY
1st September 2010
Offenders supervised by Lancashire Probation Trust have already completed over 8,300 hours of Community Payback work in Burnley alone since April.
IMPRESSIVE DROP IN SICKNESS LEVELS FOR LANCASHIRE PROBATION TRUST
18th August 2010
Sickness absence levels have dropped significantly at Lancashire Probation Trust during the last two years.
WOMEN’S ONE STOP SHOP IS FIRST FOR BLACKPOOL
27th July 2010
Blackpool Women’s Centre will open its doors for the first time on Monday 2 August to provide a one stop shop for women in the town.
PAYBACK OFFENDERS CLEAR UP AFTER CLUB DAY
13th July 2010
Offenders serving Community Payback sentences joined forces with Fylde Borough Council staff and local volunteers to clean up 200 bags of litter following Lytham Club Day.
COMMUNITY PAYBACK OFFENDERS CLEAN UP SANDY BANK
1st June 2010
Lancashire Probation Trust has been working at Sandy Bank lane in Hareholm, Rawtenstall. At the request of local Labour councillor, Colin Crawforth, the Community Payback department arrived with a team of offenders to clean the area and tidy the lane.
OFFENDERS HELP CLEAR THE WAY FOR GUILD WHEEL
16th March 2010
Lancashire Probation Trust has teamed up with Lancashire County Council to get offenders serving community sentences to help construct the Preston Guild Wheel – a major cycling route and one of Preston’s largest public transport projects. Offenders will be starting work on part of the route at Cottam on Tuesday 16th March.
“Credit to the Community” Accrington Probation Officer retires
11th March 2010
One of Hyndburn’s longest serving Probation Officers is retiring. Christine Crawshaw has worked with the probation service for over 30 years. Spending 15 of those years serving the people of Hyndburn as an experienced Probation Officer with Lancashire Probation Trust.
Payback Offenders Help Safer Neighbourhood Project
2nd March 2010
Community Payback offenders from Lancashire Probation Trust have been drafted in to help with Burnley Community Safety Partnership's Safer Neighbourhood project.
COMMUNITY PAYBACK SUCCESS: CALL FOR RESIDENTS IN LANCASHIRE TO IDENTIFY MORE WORK FOR OFFENDERS
2nd February 2010
Local residents are being asked to nominate further ideas for Community Payback projects following the success of recent voting that formed part of the Government’s ‘Justice Seen Justice Done’ campaign.
Over 1000 people voted last summer for what Community Payback they wanted to see offenders in Lancashire carry out.
OFFENDERS HELP BLACKBURN CHURCH TO CARRY OUT FUNERAL
19th January 2010
Offenders supervised by Lancashire Probation Trust cleared the way for a funeral as ice and snow threatened it with cancellation. The cold weather had been jeopardising funeral processions at the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Blackburn because of the treacherous conditions.
OFFENDERS RECOGNISED FOR WORK AT GIRLGUIDING UK ACTIVITY CENTRE
18th January 2010
Lancashire Probation Trust is being thanked by Girlguiding UK’s Waddow Hall centre in Clitheroe at a special ceremony on Saturday 23 January.
OFFENDERS & POLICE “MUCK IN” TO HELP PRESTON CHARITY
12th January 2010
Lancashire Probation Trust has teamed up with Lancashire Constabulary’s mounted unit to do some recycling with a difference. Offenders on Community Payback are using poo provided by police horses as manure to help establish a vegetable garden at Preston charity Deafway.
Lancashire Probation featured on BBC1 The One Show again!
8th December 2009
Probation officers from Lancashire Probation Trust's Blackburn programmes team are going to appear on primetime BBC1 on Tuesday 8 December at 7pm
FIRST BIRTHDAY FOR OFFENDER COMMUNITY PAYBACK JACKETS IN LANCASHIRE
1st December 2009
High-visibility orange jackets for offenders to wear on Community Payback sentences have reached their one year anniversary in Lancashire today.
Hyndburn Borough Council Teams up with Community Payback
30th October 2009
Hyndburn Borough Council has teamed up with Lancashire Probation Trust’s Community Payback department in a partnership that is the first of its kind in Lancashire,
LANCASHIRE COMMUNITIES PROTECTED FROM SEXUAL & VIOLENT CRIME
26th October 2009
The people of Lancashire are being protected from high risk offenders by teamwork from the police, probation and prison services according to figures announced today (Monday, October 26th 2009).
Watch Lancashire Probation on BBC
15th October 2009
Probation officers from Lancashire Probation Trust's Preston and Blackburn offices are set to become TV stars on tuesday 3 November. Stay tuned!
High Sheriff Rewards Skelmersdale Probation Office
28th September 2009
The High Sheriff of Lancashire, Mrs Caroline Reynolds, poses with members of Lancashire Probation Trust’s Skelmersdale office after she presented them their team of the year award at the Trust’s annual STARS awards event.
Blackpool Thanks to Community Payback for Ibbison Court
8th September 2009
An area of Blackpool has been completely rejuvenated thanks to the work of offenders and the Community Payback Scheme.
11th August 2009
Lancashire Probation Trust and Burnley police are working together to reduce crime.
FACE TO FACE...with Justice in Lancashire 20 May 09 Preston
7th May 2009
Help us make a difference in your community.
The Lancashire Criminal Justice Board is hosting its first ever “FACE TO FACE” event at The Invincibles, Preston North End on Wednesday 20 May 2009.
Leeds to Liverpool Canal to be repaired by offenders
16th April 2009
Lancashire Probation Trust has began a new partnership with British Waterways which could see upwards of 20,000 hours of Community Payback, at an approximate value of £140,000, being completed by offenders for the benefit of local communities each year. The Partnership is being piloted in Burnley on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Police and Probation alert residents to door to door scam
6th April 2009
Police in South Ribble and Lancashire Probation Service are advising residents to think twice before buying from door to door sellers.
Lancashire Probation Becomes a Trust
26th March 2009
Lancashire Probation Service has been chosen by the Government as one of two areas in the country to be come a Probation Trust from 1 April 09 due to its outstanding performance.
Senior Probation Officer wins national award for outstanding work
17th February 2009
Janet Robinson, a Senior Probation Officer for Lancashire Probation Service based at Preston Crown Court is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award, for outstanding achievement in her years of service. She will receive the Butler Trust Award from HRH Princess Royal next month at Buckingham Palace.