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An organisation in the South East is making “slow and determined” efforts to improve its work with children who have offended, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Medway Youth Offending Team (YOT) in March. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of their work and gave an overall rating of ‘Requires […]

Published: 04 June 2020

Luton Youth Offending Service works hard to support children to move away from crime but must improve in other areas, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Luton Youth Offending Service (YOS) earlier this year. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of the service’s work and gave an overall rating of […]

Published: 29 May 2020

A probation service that covers Lincolnshire and parts of Yorkshire continues to require improvement and must step up its public protection work, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in January. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the CRC’s work and […]

Published: 28 May 2020

Inspectors have applauded an Oxfordshire service’s attempts to tackle child exploitation across the county. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Oxfordshire Youth Justice Service (YJS) in January. The service is based in Oxfordshire County Council and is run as a partnership with representatives from education, health, police and other services. Inspectors looked […]

Published: 15 May 2020

The probation system is not doing enough to learn lessons from serious crimes committed by offenders under supervision, according to inspectors. Nearly a quarter of a million people are on probation in England and Wales. Around 0.2 per cent of these individuals are charged with serious further offences each year while under supervision. These crimes […]

Published: 14 May 2020

A statement from HM Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell: In line with government guidance, HM Inspectorate of Probation suspended all face-to-face inspection activity on 23 March 2020. At the time, the Inspectorate was part-way through a number of inspections. We are arranging with these organisations to complete these inspections remotely if possible and we […]

Published: 13 May 2020

Inspectors have praised a North London service for its exceptional work with children. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Camden Youth Offending Service (YOS) in January. The YOS is based in Camden Council and brings together agencies who work with 10 to 18-year-olds who have offended or who are in danger of […]

Published: 12 May 2020

Inspectors have praised a South Yorkshire probation service for making positive progress over the past year. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in November and December. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the CRC’s work and have awarded an overall ‘Good’ rating. Chief Inspector of Probation […]

Published: 16 April 2020

A probation service in the North East has improved its overall performance and is excellent in parts, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in November and December. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “We last inspected Durham Tees Valley CRC in […]

Published: 02 April 2020

A Nottingham organisation that works with troubled children and young people requires improvement, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation led an inspection of Nottingham City Youth Justice Service (YJS) in November and December. Inspectors – who were joined by colleagues from the police, health, and social care inspectorates – looked at 12 aspects of […]

Published: 19 March 2020