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HM Inspectorate of Probation led an inspection of Croydon Youth Offending Service (YOS), accompanied by colleagues from the police, education and health and social care inspectorates. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of the YOS’s work and has given an overall ‘Requires improvement’ rating.

A Leicester organisation that works with children and young people who have offended is performing well despite significant changes to its staffing, according to inspectors.

A Leeds organisation that works with troubled children and young people has many strengths but also some notable gaps, according to inspectors.

Inspectors have found youth offending services are providing inconsistent supervision and support to children and young people who have committed minor offences.

Inspectors have found a significant performance gap between the public-sector National Probation Service (NPS) and private-sector Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs).

Children and young people released from young offender institutions are getting too little support in the community and are being “set up to fail”.

A probation service in the South West of England ‘requires improvement’ but is starting to make progress under new management, according to inspectors.

A service that works with troubled children and young people in East London ‘requires improvement’, according to inspectors.

A probation service in East Anglia is not supervising offenders effectively and must do more to manage potential risks, according to inspectors.

The probation service that manages high-risk offenders in the South East and East of England requires improvement, according to inspectors.