About HMI Probation
HM Inspectorate of Probation is an independent Inspectorate, funded by the Ministry of Justice, and reporting directly to the Secretary of State on the effectiveness of work with adults, children and young people who have offended aimed at reducing reoffending and protecting the public.
We seek to be an independent and authoritative source of fair comment on both adult and youth offending work, and on what can be expected of that work.
We focus on work where independent inspection adds value.
Our main core methodology is to examine a representative sample of offender cases and to assess whether each aspect of work was done sufficiently well.
Among other things, we give an emphasis to assessing the effectiveness of work to keep to a minimum Risk of Harm to the public and to children.