Consultations

Inspection framework and programmes

Under the Police and Criminal Justice Act 2006 we consult each year on our inspection framework and programmes. We think it right to consult not just with ministers and other inspectorates (as the Act requires) but also with those we inspect and other interested parties.

2021 – Open

Part two of our consultation on the future of adult inspections is open until Monday 01 June 2021.

View the proposals, which incorporates feedback from part one of the consultation: Consultation on the future of adult inspections (part two) (PDF, 493 kB)

2021 – Closed

Our statutory consultation for 2021–2022 closed on Friday 30 April 2021.

View the letter: HM Inspectorate of Probation statutory consultation 2021 (PDF, 273 kB)

Our response will be published soon.

2020 – Closed

Part one of our consultation on the future of adult inspections closed on Sunday 30 August 2020.

View the proposals: Consultation on the future of adult inspections (part one) (PDF)

2020 – Closed

Our statutory consultation for 2020-2021 closed on Friday 29 May 2020.

View the letter: HM Inspectorate of Probation statutory consultation 2020 (PDF, 283 kB)

View the response: Response to the consultation on HM Inspectorate of Probation’s inspection framework and programmes for 2020-2022 (PDF, 363 kB)


HM Inspectorate of Probation quality assurance of Serious Further Offence (SFO) reviews

2021 – Closed

Our Serious Further Offence reviews consultation (PDF, 261 kB) closed on Friday 05 March 2021.

Our response will be published soon.

Standards and ratings

2020 – Closed

Consultation on standards for inspecting youth offending services (PDF, 382 kB)

In 2018, we launched a new set of standards, ratings and methodology. Overall, they have been performing well, but we want to continue to improve the way we inspect local services to support improvements in practice. We have kept our methodology under review and want to seek views on particular areas such as the inspection of out of court disposals and resettlement services for children leaving custody.

Our consultation closed on Sunday 07 June 2020.

View our response: Response to the consultation on standards and ratings for inspection of youth offending services (PDF, 288 kB)