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National Approved Premises Association

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National Approved Premises Association -

The association for Approved Premises providers

As a national organisation, NAPA acts as a consortium that brings together all independently managed Approved Premises in furtherance of the work they do in providing these community based residential facilities.

The Independently managed sector provides 10% of the Approved Premises estate in England & Wales, and 50% of the AP provision for females. They are usually owned by a charity and with a board of trustees but fully integrated into HMPPS' Approved Premises estate, alongside those managed directly by the National Probation Service..

We Aim To:

Deliver a range of services and functions that support and assist the work of our membership by contributing to the achievement of best practice, consistency and high quality service delivery across the whole Approved Premises sector.

We particularly seek to:

  • Influence - policy and practice to achieve both the best use of Independent Approved Premises and the highest standards of practice in the work they undertake.
  • Work in Positive Partnership - with approved premises, managing bodies, the Ministry of Justice, The National Probation Service, HMPPS and other relevant agencies.
  • Represent - employer perspectives relating to the provision of Independent Approved Premises and the staff that work in them.
  • Disseminate - information on practice and policy developments and opportunities.
  • Promote - understanding of the work of Approved Premises; the development of quality standards; appropriate levels of resourcing; and best use of all Approved premises.
  • Contribute to - the identification of training and staff development needs; the provision of training; the development of policy and the sharing of good practice.

NAPA is an association of providers whose membership is comprised of every independently managed Approved Premises in England & Wales . It is managed by an Executive Committee drawn from the membership..
Please Note:
We are not an accommodation agency, and we are not able to arrange specific placements in Approved Premises.

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