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A West Yorkshire organisation that works with troubled children and young people is performing poorly, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation led a routine inspection of Bradford Youth Offending Team (YOT). Inspectors – who were joined by colleagues from the police and health and social care inspectorates – looked at 12 aspects of the […]

The organisation that supervises high-risk offenders in the community is hampered by staff shortages, stretched middle managers and poor facilities, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation inspected all seven divisions of the National Probation Service (NPS) between July 2018 and June 2019, and found recurring problems with staffing and facilities. The Chief Inspector of […]

An organisation that works with troubled children and young people in North West London is performing well in challenging circumstances, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Brent Youth Offending Service (YOS) and looked at 12 aspects of the service’s work. Inspectors awarded an overall ‘Good’ rating – the second-highest […]

Croydon’s children’s social care department needs to provide better support to the borough’s partnership that works with troubled children and young people, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation led an inspection of Croydon Youth Offending Service (YOS), accompanied by colleagues from the police, education and health and social care inspectorates. Inspectors looked at 12 […]

A Leicester organisation that works with children and young people who have offended is performing well despite significant changes to its staffing, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Leicester City Children & Young People’s Justice Service. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of work and awarded the service an overall […]

A Leeds organisation that works with troubled children and young people has many strengths but also some notable gaps, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Leeds Youth Justice Service, which works with 10 to 18-year-olds who have offended or are at risk of reoffending. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects […]

Inspectors have found youth offending services are providing inconsistent supervision and support to children and young people who have committed minor offences. The findings emerged as HM Inspectorate of Probation published an annual report, covering inspections of 26 youth offending services over the past 12 months. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “In cases […]

Inspectors have found a significant performance gap between the public-sector National Probation Service (NPS) and private-sector Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). More than a quarter of a million people are under probation supervision. They are managed by 28 probation services: 21 CRCs supervise low and medium risk of harm offenders and the NPS’s seven divisions manage […]

Children and young people released from young offender institutions are getting too little support in the community and are being “set up to fail”, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons followed the experiences of 50 children and young people released from all five young offender institutions across England […]

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