Inspection of Youth Offending work in Peterborough
The latest inspection report of Youth Offending work in England and Wales was published today.
Andy Smith, Assistant Chief Inspector, said:
“This Core Case Inspection of youth offending work in Peterborough took place as part of the Inspection of Youth Offending programme. We have examined a representative sample of youth offending cases from the area, and we have judged how often the Public Protection and the Safeguarding aspects of the work were done to a sufficiently high level of quality.
“We judged that the Safeguarding aspects of the work were done well enough 83% the time. With the Public Protection aspects, work to keep to a minimum each individual’s Risk of Harm to others was done well enough 77% the time, and the work to make each individual less likely to reoffend was done well enough 86% the time. A more detailed analysis of our findings is provided in the main body of this report, and summarised in a table in Appendix 1.
These figures can be viewed in the context of our findings from Wales and the regions of England inspected so far – see the Table below.
“We were impressed to find a YOS where the staff worked creatively and conscientiously, under the capable guidance of a small, but strong, management team, to deliver a good range of quality interventions to children and young people. As a result, the children and young people’s Risk of Harm to others, Likelihood of Reoffending and vulnerability were effectively addressed.
Overall, we consider this to be a very creditable set of findings”.
|Scores from Wales and the English regions that have been inspected to date||Scores for Peterborough|
|‘Safeguarding’ work (action to protect the young person)||37%||91%||67%||83%|
|‘Risk of Harm to others’ work (action to protect the public)||36%||86%||62%||77%|
|‘Likelihood of Reoffending’ work (individual less likely to reoffend)||43%||87%||70%||86%|
Notes to editors
- The report is available at www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmi-probation/.
- This Inspection of Youth Offending (IYO) programme started in April 2009. Youth Offending work in all 158 areas of England & Wales will be inspected over the course of a three-year cycle.
- Andy Smith can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org and 07771 527327.