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Overall, we found that the YJS was performing well with enthusiastic and experienced staff. Most work within the YJS was of a good quality, and partnerships were in place to help and support children and young people while holding them to account for their behaviour.

Overall, we found that South Gloucestershire YOT was delivering excellent work to reduce reoffending, protect the public, keep children and young people safe and ensure that sentences were served.

‘There was some good work in Doncaster by individual case managers and other staff to reduce reoffending, protect the public and safeguard the child or young person….Other aspects of the work were not carried out well enough, often enough.’

We found that over the past 18 months Portsmouth YOT and its partners had worked hard to raise performance standards. The improvements achieved were significant and in every criterion that was inspected, progress had been made.

‘…we found that the performance of the Ceredigion YJS showed an improvement in the findings from our previous inspection in 2010.’ ‘…canfuom fod perfformiad Gwasanaeth Cyfiawnder Ieuenctid Ceredigion yn dangos gwelliant yn y canfyddiadau o’n harolygiad blaenorol yn 2010.’

‘We were pleased that they recognised many of the areas for improvement that arose in this [previous] inspection. Overall, we found a motivated and enthusiastic team. Staff were keen to learn and improve practice, and to ensure that those they worked with received the best possible service.’

‘…we found good assessments of offending behaviour and public protection arrangements; these had improved since our last inspection. Case managers knew the children and young people well, and had engaged with them and their parents/carers to understand what was contributing to their offending.’

Overall, we found that the performance of the Monmouthshire and Torfaen YOS was consistent with our findings from our previous inspection in 2010.
Yn gyffredinol, canfuom fod perfformiad Gwasanaeth Troseddau Ieuenctid Sir Fynwy a Thorfaen yn gyson â’n canfyddiadau o’n harolygiad blaenorol yn 2010.

‘Overall, we found that Plymouth YOT was delivering good quality reports to the court and that staff were skilled at engaging with children and young people and building trusting relationships.’

‘Overall, we found a very mixed picture. We saw some individual examples of excellent, committed and creative work. In other cases, assessments and plans were inadequate, and work with children and young people lacked focus.’