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Report: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland CRC (PDF, 2.57 MB) Press release: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland CRC – Organisational strengths, but quality of casework must improve

We have given Barking and Dagenham YOS an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’. This inspection found the service and its partners have some clear strengths, and its staff, leaders and Management Board were committed to following an established plan of improvement.

Requires improvement: Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) had strong leadership and some good aspects but the quality of its delivery of supervision was undermined by excessive workloads.

The Midlands division of the NPS is well led. Leaders have a clear vision and strategy to protect the public and to reduce reoffending. An appropriate range of specialist interventions are in place to provide tailored support for individuals, to reduce their risk of reoffending and to reduce

We have given Blackpool YOT an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’. The inspection found there were a number of areas where practice is poor. Before the inspection, the YOT had been moved to the Blackpool Young People’s Service, an integrated early help service.

Warwickshire Youth Justice Service (YJS) was assessed as ‘Good’ overall, our second highest rating, with strong leadership and a wide range of services to support young people to avoid reoffending.

Many aspects of its work to prevent offending by children and young people were found to be impressive and successful. Though it is one of the largest youth offending teams in the country, Essex YOS nevertheless achieved a consistent approach and performance across the whole area.

Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), supervising offenders across a large and complex area, was found by probation inspectors to be well led, with an organisational ‘vibrancy’ and energetic staff.

Joint targeted area of inspection of protecting children from criminal exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery: an addendum (PDF, 355.89 kB)

Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) needs to improve its work to protect potential victims of those it supervises, particularly in its many domestic abuse cases, according to inspectors.