Inspection Reports

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.

Despite some good work with children who had committed crimes, Lewisham Youth Offending Service and the other bodies they worked with needed a sharper focus on reducing reoffending and protecting the public.

‘Strategic arrangements for the management and oversight of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire are well developed, based on a good understanding of the extent and nature of domestic abuse and are having an impact across services to improve responses to children who have experienced domestic abuse….’

November 2016

‘…Overall, we found excellent work being undertaken to understand and address the particularly complex situations of children and young people, some of whom used serious violence against
their peers and the public.’