News and Events

NAOPV Health & Welfare Policy

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10 April, 2023

The NAOPV Policy on Health & Welfare has been added to the Admin section in the Member Area

NAOPV Conference & AGM 2022

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2 August, 2022

Link here to read the 2o22 AGM and Conference newsletter. The picture shows the venue – Resource for London, in Holloway Road

Regional Secretary – the role

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18 November, 2021

A personal appraisal of the Regional Secretary role by Ian Allred, Regional Secretary West Midlands & North Wales – from June 2021 ebulletin

Equality and Diversity

Back Together, HM Prison & Young Offender Institution Low Newton, 2018

3 November, 2021

The NAOPV is committed to promoting and valuing diversity in every aspect of the work it carries out.

Wakefield Prison – before OPVs

First Light in February, HM Prison Channings Wood, 2017

10 October, 2021

An interesting account of former times at Wakefield Prison

Article in “Independent Monitor” – the IMB newsletter July 2021

10 October, 2021

There is occasional confusion in the minds of prisoners and their families between IMB members and prison visitors. Roy Hanley (NAOPV chair) sheds light upon OPVs and their work.

Covid 19 and prisons – latest info

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10 October, 2021

October 5th: The 4 stage process is gradually changing the status of prisons plus link to HMPPS September 2021 report on Covid-19 in prisons

Latest prison statistics

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3 October, 2021

Number of prisons – 118 in England and Wales; of these, 104 are run by HMPPS, while three private companies operate 14: Serco and Sodexo manage 5 each and G4S manages 4.