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

The government has set out plans for a new delivery model for probation services that will come into effect next year. The Inspectorate has published proposals for how it will reflect these changes in its inspection. We are asking for your views on our proposals – the consultation is open until 30 August 2020 midnight.

You can view the proposals here: Consultation on the future of adult inspections (PDF, 394.55 kB)

2020 – Closed

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

You can view the letter here: HMI Probation statutory consultation 2020 (PDF, 283.48 kB)

2019 – Closed

Our consultation for 2019-2020 closed on Sunday 14 April 2019.

You can view the letter here: HMI Probation statutory consultation 2019 (PDF, 251.14 kB)

Our response is published here:

Response to the consultation of HM Inspectorate of Probation’s inspection framework and programmes for 2019/2020 (PDF, 84.48 kB)

2018 – Closed

Our consultation for 2018 closed on Monday 16 April 2018.

You can view the letter here: HMI Probation statutory consultation 2018 (PDF, 341.38 kB)

Our response is published here:

Response to the consultation of HM Inspectorate of Probation’s inspection framework and programmes for 2018/2019 (PDF, 443.43 kB)

 


Standards and ratings

Closed:

Consultation on standards for inspecting youth offending services (PDF, 381.58 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 at 23:59.

Closed:

HMI Probation four-week consultation on inspection of probation providers

We are asking your views on the changes that we are proposing to our domain one and three standards, the way that we will inspect against these standards and the schedule for doing so throughout 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.

Closed:

From 8 November 2017 to 8 December 2017, we ran a consultation on our standards and ratings for inspecting probation and youth offending services. We received 25 responses to the probation consultation and 42 responses to the youth consultation. The reports below summarise the responses and how we are taking them forward. We will continue to be transparent in the way we work, and will in due course publish the final versions of the 2018/19 standards frameworks, alongside documentation covering the inspection processes, methodologies and ratings.

Our response to consultation on probation standards and ratings (Feb 18) (PDF, 455.29 kB)

Our response to consultation on youth offending standards and ratings (Feb 18) (PDF, 523.29 kB)

Below are the initial consultation documents:

HMI Probation consultation on probation standards and ratings_November 2017_ (PDF, 1.05 MB)

HMI Probation consultation on youth offending standards and ratings_November 2017_ (PDF, 1.02 MB)