Inspection Reports

‘Multi-agency senior leaders across the partnership in Liverpool share a vision, ambition and commitment to protect and improve the lives of their vulnerable children and young people…we also identified serious and widespread deficits across the partnership…’

Published: 02 August 2016

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

Published: 28 July 2016

‘…Coventry YOS was performing well in most areas of practice. Case managers were engaging children and young people from the outset of their supervision, as well as their parents/carers.’

Published: 20 July 2016

‘…we found that Nottingham City was a high performing YOT. Case managers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable, using an inclusive style to complete their assessments and plans and maximise positive outcomes. They engaged well with other workers and agencies to identify the individual needs…’

Published: 13 July 2016

‘…we found some impressive staff delivering generally high-quality work. There were, however, a small number of cases where difficulties experienced around implementation of the AssetPlus assessment and planning framework coincided with work that was of a lower standard.’

Published: 13 July 2016

‘Northumberland YOT was doing exceptional work with children and young people. All case managers were skilled, knowledgable and committed to helping children and young people to make positive changes in their lives.’

Published: 06 July 2016

Referral orders are the most common community sentence for young people. They are more effective than other youth sentences in reducing reoffending, but they are not being delivered as government intended.

Published: 05 July 2016

‘Partners are working together effectively in many areas of practice to meet the challenges of increasing demand and complexity in the local population of the London Borough of Croydon.’

Published: 29 June 2016

‘…we found that work to reduce reoffending, to protect the public, protect children and young people, and to make sure sentences were served, was of very high quality. It was encouraging to see that the work of the Youth Offending Team had improved substantially in all areas…’

Published: 29 June 2016

‘…we found case managers who were committed to achieving positive outcomes and knew the children and young people under their supervision well. Strong communication links supported effective information sharing…Management oversight did not address ineffective planning or reviews.’

Published: 22 June 2016