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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 […]

A statement from HM Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell: Following the latest government guidance on social distancing and recognising the very significant pressures that local probation and youth justice services will be under over the next three months, HM Inspectorate of Probation will be suspending all face to face inspection activity from Monday 23 […]

A West Yorkshire probation service must take urgent action to address staffing levels and training, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted its annual inspection of West Yorkshire Community Company (CRC) in autumn. Inspectors were concerned to find the organisation – which supervises low and medium-risk offenders – had cut the number of probation […]

A West Midlands probation service must improve the quality of its public protection work, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation inspected Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) last autumn. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the CRC’s work and gave an overall ‘Requires improvement’ rating. The CRC supervises more than 12,600 low […]

A probation service in the East Midlands must improve the quality of its work to better protect the public, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation inspected the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland Community Rehabilitation Company (DLNR CRC) last autumn. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the CRC’s work and gave an overall ‘Requires improvement’ […]

A probation service in the north of England has made steady progress over the last year, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation visited Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) last September. The CRC works with more than 3,700 medium and low-risk offenders who are preparing to leave or who have left prison, or who are […]

Inspectors have found Gloucestershire Youth Offending Service (YOS) has many strengths but needs to improve in a few aspects of its work. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection in autumn and looked at 12 aspects of the service’s work. Inspectors have given the YOS an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’. Chief Inspector of […]

A Southampton organisation that works with troubled children and young people has many strengths but needs to put further improvements in place, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Southampton Youth Offending Service (YOS) in autumn. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of the YOS’s work and have awarded an overall […]

A probation service that operates across three of the home counties has been rated ‘Good’ by inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted its annual inspection of Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in autumn 2019. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the CRC’s work and has given an overall ‘Good’ rating – its second-highest mark. […]

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 […]