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South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) was found by inspectors to have weak case supervision, with some inadequate aspects and a lack of qualified probation staff. However, though the inspection in November and December rated the Sodexo-owned CRC as ‘Requires Improvement’ inspectors also found an outstanding leadership team which was driving improvements. Dame Glenys Stacey, […]

Amalgamation of youth justice services from Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend was poorly implemented and the organisation created in 2014 failed adequately to protect the children and young people and the wider public, inspectors found.

Wrexham Youth Justice Service (YJS) in North Wales was found by inspectors to be good overall, with many impressive areas of practice and “high aspirations” for children and young people. ‘Good’ is the second highest HM Inspectorate of Probation rating. Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation, said: “Many aspects of its work are […]

The current model for the delivery of probation services in England and Wales is irredeemably flawed, and a major rethink is needed to create a system that is fit for the future

Wandsworth Youth Offending Team (YOT) was assessed by probation inspectors as ‘Good’ overall, the second-highest rating, with some outstanding child-focused work in a complex and challenging inner London borough.

The growing use of technology to supervise individuals on probation offers no conclusive benefits, according to new research. More than 250,000 people are under probation supervision across England and Wales. Typically, probation officers supervise individuals through regular face-to-face meetings. Some Community Rehabilitation Companies – who are responsible for supervising low and medium-risk offenders – have […]

Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) was assessed by probation inspectors as ‘Requiring improvement’, the second lowest rating, despite its clear organisational strengths. HM Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey said that governance at the CRC, which supervised 3,729 people at the time of the inspection in November 2018, was sound. Senior leaders […]