Inquiries and reviews

Sometimes we receive requests to carry out inquiries and reviews. For those that we have carried out, please see the details below.

Independent review of the case of Leroy Campbell

Upon request from the Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice, HMI Probation conducted an independent review of the case of Leroy Campbell.

The full report (link below) was published on 11 September 2018 at 12pm.

Independent review of the case of Leroy Campbell: final report (PDF, 343.11 kB)

Investigation into the policy and process followed by the victim contact scheme in the Worboys case – 07 February 2018

The Secretary of State for Justice asked H.M. Chief Inspector of Probation to carry out a rapid fact-finding exercise to confirm the contact that took place between the NPS and the victims involved in this case and offer a view on whether this conformed with existing legislative provisions, policy and practice guidance. The Secretary of State indicated that the Chief inspector may also wish to make recommendations as to how this policy and practice guidance might be improved as the Ministry of Justice takes forward a broader policy review in this area.

The report was published on Wednesday 07 February 2018 at 0930hrs. The following link will direct you to where the report is published on the Ministry of Justice pages on

A report into the contact that took place between the National Probation Service and the victims involved in the case of John Worboys and within scope of the Victim Contact Scheme



Risk of harm inquiries and serious further offence reviews

We have carried out ad hoc independent reviews of Serious Further Offence cases – i.e. cases where an offender under probation or YOT supervision commits a serious further offence – at the request of Ministers.

In particular, during the course of 2005/2006 we carried out three independent reviews of SFO cases, each of which attracted considerable publicity:

Peter Williams, supervised by Nottingham City Youth Offending Team (PDF, 227.09 kB) published in September 2005

Damien Hanson and Elliot White, supervised by London Probation Area (PDF, 363.99 kB) published in February 2006

Anthony Rice, supervised by Hampshire Probation Area (PDF, 453.16 kB) published in May 2006

We also provide advice to NOMS HQ on the handling of their reviews of SFO cases.

We also carry out other Risk of Harm inquiries relating to particular cases.