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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.

Sandwell Youth Offending Service (YOS) in the West Midlands was assessed by probation inspectors as good overall, with some outstanding areas of practice alongside aspects that required improvement.

The South West South Central division of the National Probation Service, supervising nearly 13,000 offenders from Berkshire to Cornwall, was found by inspectors to be performing to a good standard overall.

Staff in West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) were found by inspectors to be well led and striving to do well but they struggled with heavy caseloads, ICT and infrastructure problems beyond their control, and some gaps in skills.

Essex Community Rehabilitation Company – which supervises more than 4,000 low and medium-risk offenders – has received a mixed write-up from independent inspectors.

We have given Bristol YOT an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’. Staff and managers in Bristol YOT tried hard to deliver a high-quality service to support the desistance of children and young people from offending, address their safety and wellbeing needs, and protect others.

We have given Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating. Nevertheless, this CRC has clear strengths. It is performing well against some of our new standards, and its leaders are ambitious to do better still.

HM Inspectorate of Probation found poor practice was widespread in Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), which supervise low and medium-risk offenders across England and Wales.

This plan sets out the inspections of the Criminal Justice System for 2018/19 in which two or more of our inspectorates will be working together.