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A probation service in Warwickshire and West Mercia is performing well in some areas but needs to do more to support rehabilitation and protect the public, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). The Inspectorate looked at 10 aspects of the CRC’s […]

The new owners of a probation service in Wales should make further changes to improve their work with offenders and better protect the public, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of the organisation formerly known as the Wales CRC.

Lack of proper education provision in Dudley for young offenders is a serious issue that is not getting the attention it deserves and progress has been too slow, according to inspectors. 

Ongoing budget cuts are affecting the quality of work with troubled children and young people in Walsall, according to inspectors.Walsall Youth Justice Service is facing a second year of cuts and has the lowest budget of any such service in the West Midlands.

A probation service in the North East of England has been commended for its strong leadership and the innovative way it supports individuals to move away from further offending.

Inspectors have praised South Tees Youth Offending Service (YOS) for the high quality of its work with children and young people. The YOS works with 10 to 18-year-olds across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland. Some children and young people are serving court sentences; others have not been charged and are have been given conditional cautions or […]

A probation service in the South East has been commended for its innovative work to support people to turn away from crime.
HM Inspectorate of Probation found Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) offers an “impressive” range of education, training and employment opportunity

Inspectors have praised Liverpool Youth Offending Service (YOS) for its work with children and young people who are serving court sentences. HM Inspectorate of Probation found some “impressive” practices in place, with staff committed to supporting children and young people in custody and in the community. The Inspectorate has given Liverpool YOS an overall ‘Good’ […]

A probation service in the North West has much to do to improve the quality of its work, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Probation has given Cumbria and Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) an overall ‘Requires improvement’ rating.

As announced last year, Dame Glenys Stacey will be standing down as Chief Inspector of Probation. Her appointment will end on 31 May 2019. Dame Glenys said: “It has been a privilege to do the job. I have seen at first hand the life-changing potential of probation and youth justice services at their best, and […]