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Lambeth Youth Offending Service (YOS) in south London was found by inspectors to have foundations for improvement in place after previous inspections raised serious concerns about the quality of its work. The YOS was assessed as ‘Requiring improvement’, the second-lowest assessment by HM Inspectorate of Probation. However, Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation, […]

Inspectors found the National Probation Service (NPS) in Wales, supervising nearly 7,000 high-risk offenders, to have dynamic, effective leaders and enthusiastic staff committed to high-quality work. However, like other parts of the NPS across England and Wales, the service in Wales suffered from a shortage of probation officers, meaning some staff had unacceptably high workloads, […]

Oldham Youth Justice Service is delivering some “impressive” work and “puts children and young people at the heart of everything they do”, according to a report published today. HM Inspectorate of Probation inspects probation and youth offending services across England and Wales. Inspectors gave the service an overall rating of ‘Good’ – it’s second-highest rating. […]

Strong leadership and hard work by staff have yet to translate into effective work to protect victims from harm, inspectors found in the Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). Publishing the fourth report in 2018-19 on a CRC owned by the Purple Futures group, Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation, said […]