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Legal Services

Legal Services

POA Legal Aid Scheme information, legal advice, links to required forms

Violence in the workplace

Violence in the workplace

The POA has campaigned constantly to raise awareness of violence in prisons.

What does it mean to be financially resilient?

In this video we discuss the importance of building financial resilience as a new recruit. Video produced in 2021.


The POA is delighted to recommend Prison CU as a provider of competitive savings and loan facilities to POA members, retired members and employees.



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Anonymous – North East England.

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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.