Inspection Reports

The probation system is not doing enough to learn lessons from serious crimes committed by offenders under supervision, according to inspectors.

Published: 14 May 2020

Last year, more than 38,000 people were released from prison after serving sentences of less than 12 months. Many of these individuals are prolific perpetrators of crime, with chaotic lifestyles and complex needs. Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of short-term prisoners go on to reoffend.

Published: 21 May 2019

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons conducted a joint inspection into the management and supervision of men convicted of sexual offences in England and Wales.

Published: 24 January 2019

HM Inspectorate of Probation found poor practice was widespread in Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), which supervise low and medium-risk offenders across England and Wales.

Published: 25 September 2018

Probation reforms have failed to deliver the aim of ensuring that voluntary and third sector organisations play a central role in providing specialist support to offenders, according to Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

Published: 17 April 2018

The enforcement by private probation companies of community-based court sentences has been assessed as poor in a report by HM Inspectorate of Probation.

Published: 09 February 2018

THE PUBLIC can be better protected from dangerous and violent young offenders if adults working with them are trained to understand the often extreme trauma in their childhoods, according to Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

Published: 26 October 2017

Probation hostels do a good job overall at protecting the public and preparing individuals to move back into the community once they have left prison, said Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation.

Published: 13 July 2017

Probation services in court have improved noticeably over the past year and consistently good advice was being given to sentencers by probation staff.

Published: 23 June 2017

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.

Published: 22 February 2017