Children not given enough help on release from custody, say inspectors

Too few children leaving custody are given the support and help they need to resettle back into the community and to stop offending, according to independent inspectors.

The report, Joint thematic inspection of resettlement services to children by Youth Offending Teams and partner agencies reflects the findings of HM Inspectorate of Probation, the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted. The inspection examined the work of Youth Offending Teams and their partners in response to findings from regular inspections of youth offending work which suggested services to children in custody and on release were not being delivered consistently well enough.