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Please find attached NEC minutes for the 26th June 2024 for your information.

On 7 April 2022 the Court of Appeal refused the POA permission to appeal against a judgment dismissing a judicial review application.

It is with great sadness we report to the membership the death of Honorary Life Member David Evans, who passed away on Saturday 6 July following a short illness.

BBH Legal services are a wholly owned subsidiary of Thompsons Solicitors and have been a trusted partner of the POA for a number of years.

The POA has a proud history of recognising the hard work and dedication of members. 

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of all POA members.

The National Executive Committee has approved holding our Annual Conferences for 2025 and 2026 in Eastbourne. These will be 3-day conferences.

Please find attached NEC minutes for the 12th June 2024 for your information.

The research was suspended for a while as the Scottish Prison Service wanted more information before they would agree to our colleagues in Scotland taking part in the study, this has now been agreed and the link for the survey has been reopened.

Following the adoption of the above motions, members may apply for 10, 15, 20, and 30-years membership badges providing the criteria is met as set out on the attached pro-forma.

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.