Interventions and requirements

Inspectors expect practitioners to engage children/people on probation in all elements of their sentence and/or disposal.

We will make judgements based on the work and interventions delivered and, as part of the effectiveness of the working relationship, this includes motivating the individual to engage in all elements and actively reviewing/evaluating progress.

Interventions themselves should be impactful and support changes in behaviour to promote safety and desistance.

The guidance we have developed to date are:

Further reading

You can read more about the research which underpins interventions and requirement here:


Specific types of delivery (the evidence base – probation services).

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