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Probation reforms falter, disclosing deep seated problems. Government reform of probation has created a ‘two-tier and fragmented’ system in which private companies are performing significantly worse than public sector elements, according to the Chief Inspector of Probation.

HMI Probation is the independent inspector of youth offending and probation services in England and Wales. We report on the effectiveness of work with adults and children who have offended. This is our corporate plan for 2017-2020

The Plan sets out our intended programme of work for 2016-19 in continuing our work in providing independent assurance on the effectiveness of probation and youth offending services.

Independent inspection of adult and youth offending work

HMI Probation Plan 2015-2016 (PDF, 627.28 kB)

HMI Probation Annual Report 2013-2014 (PDF, 2.46 MB) Arolygiaeth Prawf Ei Mawrhydi Adroddiad Blynyddol 2013-2014 (PDF, 625.68 kB) News release: An opportunity to reduce reoffending?  

The annual Plan sets out our work for the year. It is agreed between the Secretary of State and HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

Giving an account of HMI Probation’s work during 2012-13 HMI Probation Annual Report 2012-13 (PDF, 2.13 MB) Adroddiad Blynyddol Arolygiaeth Prawf Ei Mawrhydi 2012-13 (PDF, 329.05 kB)

The Annual Plan sets out HMI Probation’s work for the year. It is agreed between the Secretary of State and HM Chief Inspector. HMI Probation Plan 2013-2014 (PDF, 716.49 kB)

HMI Probation Annual Report 2011-12 (PDF, 1001.53 kB) HMI Probation Annual Report 2011-12 Welsh version (PDF, 427.17 kB)