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Access to education, training and employment (ETE) opportunities is fundamental to the prospects of children on youth offending service caseloads and to their desistance from further offending, but this thematic shows gaps in provision and major barriers to participation for some children.

07 June 2022 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

This thematic report explores electronic monitoring as a tool for the Probation Service in reducing reoffending and managing risk. The report finds that it is potentially valuable to the Service’s work but that the programme needs to be assessed and embedded properly into wider probation activity.

18 January 2022 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

This thematic report explores the experiences of black and mixed heritage boys in the youth justice system. The report finds “significant deficits” in the quality of work conducted by youth offending services and partner agencies with these boys.

21 October 2021 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

This thematic report explores the experience of people on supervision with community-based drug treatment and recovery work. The report finds that probation services are responding poorly to drugs misuse and addiction cases.

18 August 2021 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

Plans to unite probation services and return them to the public sector are progressing well but some gaps remain, according to inspectors.

14 May 2021 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

Probation services must show greater consideration and confidence in their work with black, Asian and minority ethnic service users and staff.

16 March 2021 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

Probation services made significant progress in restoring delivery of key functions by the end of November last year, but backlogs have built up and Covid-19 restrictions continue to prevent business as usual delivery.

25 February 2021 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

Probation and youth offending services – strong early response to COVID-19, but more work needed to tackle longer-term challenges

18 November 2020 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

Probation and youth offending services – strong early response to COVID-19, but more work needed to tackle longer-term challenges

18 November 2020 | Thematics - HMI Probation only

Probation services more effective at recalling offenders to prison – but greater consistency and scrutiny needed.

10 November 2020 | Thematics - HMI Probation only