Inspection Reports

April 2017

Joint targeted area inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect in Bradford (PDF, 311.67 kB)

The National Probation Service (NPS) was supervising people who posed a higher risk reasonably well, but the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) needed to do far more to protect the public and reduce reoffending, said Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

Although people who posed a higher risk were managed well overall by the National Probation Service (NPS), the picture was more troubling with those who posed a medium and lower risk, managed by the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), said Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

February 2017

Committed staff at Cambridgeshire Youth Offending Services worked hard to prevent children and young people from reoffending, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation.

Rehabilitation activity requirements (RARs), a central feature of many community sentences, are not being delivered properly, said Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

The two organisations providing probation services in Greater Manchester were working well in some respects, but needed to do more to reduce reoffending, said Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

Strategic arrangements for responding to domestic abuse in Hampshire are robust and effective. Across all partners, the overall standard of practice is strong and the areas for improvement are minor. Inspectorates found some variability in frontline practice and in a small number of cases considered

January 2017

This is our second inspection of adult probation work undertaken in the Midlands division of the National Probation Service (NPS) and in a Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) owned by the Reducing Reoffending Partnership (RRP).

December 2016

Organisations across Wiltshire have worked together well to overcome issues that have been raised in inspections conducted by the different inspectorates over the last few years…

Probation services in the north of London had deteriorated and work by the Community Rehabilitation Company responsible for managing low and medium-risk offenders was poor. People were more at risk as a result, and this was unacceptable.