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A trade union representing probation and family court staff throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A union and professional association for probation and family court staff.

  • Together, we fight for job security, public safety and maintaining professional standards.
  • We’ll protect you in difficult times, and negotiate a better deal on pay and working conditions.
  • Membership costs up to £24 a month, depending on salary.
Main Trades
Government and public services
Criminal/civil justice system (inc prisons and secure facilities)
Male 1,309 | Female 4,110 | Total 5,419
Employers represented include:

National Probation Service, cafcass, Community Rehabilitation Companies, Probation Board for Northern ireland 

General secretary
Ian Lawrence
Cost of membership

Full membership from £5.50 per month to £24 per month depending on gross annual salary.  Other membership types available include Associate, Professional Associate and Retired.

Membership benefits

Legal services from employment to personal injury, family matters and conveyancing.  Napo Extra - the discounts and benefits scheme for Napo members.  Access to the Probation Journal and Family Court journal. 


Boat Race House

65 Mortlake High Street


SW14 8HL

020 7223 4887
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