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A service that works with troubled children and young people in East London ‘requires improvement’, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Newham Youth Offending Team (YOT). Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of the team’s work and awarded an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’, the second-lowest mark. Chief Inspector of […]

A probation service in East Anglia is not supervising offenders effectively and must do more to manage potential risks, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Norfolk and Suffolk Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in May 2019. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the service’s work and has given the CRC […]

The probation service that manages high-risk offenders in the South East and East of England requires improvement, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of the National Probation Service (NPS) South East and Eastern Division, which supervises more than 16,000 individuals. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the division’s work, rating […]

A service in Surrey that works with troubled children and young people is performing poorly and “very substantial” improvement is required, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection in June of Surrey Youth Offending Service, which works with 10 to 18-year-olds who have offended. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of the […]

A London probation service has made “considerable efforts” to improve the quality of its work over the past year, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), which supervises nearly 29,000 low and medium-risk offenders across the capital. The Inspectorate looked at 10 aspects of the […]

Inspectors have paid tribute to staff at a Sheffield service that works with troubled children and young people. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Sheffield Youth Justice Service (YJS), part of Sheffield City Council. The YJS works with 10 to 18-year-olds; some are serving court sentences, while others have been given conditional […]

Lancashire Youth Offending Team (YOT) is making positive progress following a major restructure, according to inspectors. The YOT is based in Lancashire County Council and is one of the largest in the country. Staff supervise 10 to 18-year-olds – some are serving court sentences, while others have not been charged and have been given conditional […]

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.