Rules and guidance

These documents are the rules and guidance that assist inspectors to make their judgements against our standards. Domain one looks at the organisational delivery (governance and leadership, staff, partnerships and services, information and facilities). The rules and guidance documents for domains two and three are for our inspectors when assessing cases.

Youth domain one RaG v1.0 (PDF, 510 kB)

Youth domain two CARaG v6.5 (PDF, 428 kB)

Youth domain three CARaG v2.4 (PDF, 328 kB)


Guidance manual

To assist the services that we inspect we have produced a guidance manual. It provides an overview and details all the stages of an inspection, including what happens before, during and after an inspection. It also details how we report our findings.

Youth Guidance Manual External (PDF, 502 kB) v4.7 published 08 July 2020

Selection criteria

Criteria for selecting youth offending services for inspection (PDF, 155 kB)

Fieldwork Schedules

Our fieldwork weeks can be logistically difficult to plan. We use a template to show which inspector is attending which office at what time. This helps the responsible officer to see what case they will be discussing with us.

Single inspection grp 3 model timetable v0 260418 (Spreadsheet, 100 kB)

Joint inspection week 1 grp 3 model timetable v0 260418 (Spreadsheet, 85 kB)

Joint inspection 2nd fieldwork week model timetable v0 260418 (Spreadsheet, 104 kB)

Report glossary

Youth inspection glossary of terms (PDF, 240 kB)