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Much of the work that Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service (YOS) was doing with children and young people who had committed crimes was satisfactory,

Work with young people in Bromley who had committed crimes had improved and the foundations were laid for further progress to reduce offending, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation.

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.

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.

‘Newcastle Youth Offending Team (YOT) was delivering satisfactory work with children and young people….Governance and leadership at Partnership Board level was unsatisfactory…’

‘Newport Youth Offending Service had got better at helping children and young people turn away from crime, but still had work to do.’

‘The work of Staffordshire Youth Offending Service was of a high standard and staff were committed to doing their best for children and young people…’

‘…Leicester City YOS is performing satisfactorily in all key areas….we found strengths in the way in which children and young people are engaged and about the support they receive to access education, training and employment.’

‘…Cardiff Youth Offending Service (YOS) was staffed by an experienced and committed staff group and supported by some effective partnership working. We identified scope for improvement, however, in the quality of the work with the children and young people.’

Wolverhampton YOT and its partners had placed children and young people at the heart of their work. Planning for work to reduce reoffending was impressive. Interventions were delivered to a high standard by dedicated and skilful staff.