4. Overview of 2018/19 and 2019/20
In 2018/19 SAPOR held quarterly meetings throughout this year where the following programme manuals were discussed and considered:
- Caledonian System Programme Manuals
- SPS Short Term Interventions
- SPS Womens Programme Manuals
- SPS Self Change Programme
In 2019/20, the following programmes manuals were discussed and considered:
- SPS Women’s Programme;
- SPS Short Term Interventions Programme (STIP).
In addition, the panel considered and provided feedback on initial submissions from three programmes to inform developers’ consideration on whether to submit for accreditation.
A particular focus for the panel in 2019/20 has been on the development of the endorse function, which is discussed in more detail later in this report.
In terms of meetings and representation, with a view to facilitating this wider engagement with justice agencies, over 2018/19 and 2019/20, members of the panel attended the following events:
- SASO conference in November 2018 and November 2019. This is an annual event attended by key professionals across justice, including Sheriffs and lawyers. This provided an opportunity to raise awareness of SAPOR’s role with critical stakeholders.
- Attendance at quarterly Academic Advisory Panel for Community Justice in Scotland. This Advisory Panel is run by Community Justice Scotland and provides a forum for both the statutory community justice partners and other relevant stakeholders to explore and develop community justice themes. This provides an opportunity to highlight the role that SAPOR can play in the ongoing development of Community Justice policy and practice and also informs SAPOR’s future work planning.
- Engagement with Social Work Scotland Justice Standing Committee representatives to discuss greater involvement between SAPOR and Justice Social Work. This is the beginning of ongoing engagement which will inform the development of the Endorse function.