March 2011

March 2011

On 30 March NAAN was a signatory to a letter to the Guardian on Care not Custody suppporting a campaign to keep mentally vulnerable people out of prison. The text of the letter can be found here: Guardian letter on Care not Custody.

Revised PACE codes of practice for codes A, B and D came into force on 7 March 2011. Full details can be seen on the Home Office website: PACE Codes update

February 2011

February 2011

NAAN has produced and submitted its response to the Breaking the Cycle Green Paper consultation. It can be downloaded here: NAAN's response to Breaking the Cycle

The Goverment announced its plans to revise and scale down the vetting and barring scheme (VBS) for those working with children and vulnerable adults.

The Government has published a 'cross-government mental health outcomes strategy for people of all ages'. It can be downloaded here: No health without mental health

January 2011

Januuary 2011

Following a survey of police forces, NAAN has now published its report on Appropriate Adult Services in England and Wales.

The report can be downloaded from the Police Survey 2010 page of this website.

December 2010

December 2010

The Ministry of Justice published an evaluation of the Virtual Courts trial which suggests that they could be more expensive than traditional court hearings.

The Ministry of Justice published a Green Paper Breaking the Cycle, on the punishment, rehabilitation and sentencing of offenders. NAAN will be responding to the consultation in the new year.

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