Press Releases

A probation service in the North West has much to do to improve the quality of its work, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Probation has given Cumbria and Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) an overall ‘Requires improvement’ rating.

Published: 30 May 2019

As announced last year, Dame Glenys Stacey will be standing down as Chief Inspector of Probation. Her appointment will end on 31 May 2019. Dame Glenys said: “It has been a privilege to do the job. I have seen at first hand the life-changing potential of probation and youth justice services at their best, and […]

Published: 24 May 2019

Victims of sexual and violent crime are being let down by the capital’s probation service, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Probation described work with victims delivered by the London division of the National Probation Service (NPS) as “wholly unsatisfactory”.

Published: 22 May 2019

Changes to the probation system have locked offenders in “an expensive merry-go-round” and have led to “no tangible reduction to reoffending”, according to a new report. Last year, more than 38,000 people were released from prison after serving sentences of less than 12 months. Many of these individuals are prolific perpetrators of crime, with chaotic […]

Published: 21 May 2019

A youth offending service in Yorkshire has become the first in England and Wales to score full marks in an official inspection. HM Inspectorate of Probation has given East Riding Youth Offending Service (YOS) an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of the service’s work and – for the first time – awarded […]

Published: 16 May 2019

The team responsible for tackling youth crime in North Merseyside is delivering an inconsistent service, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Sefton Youth Offending Team (YOT) in February. Inspectors found staff and senior managers were committed to delivering high-quality services, but more robust systems and processes are […]

Published: 09 May 2019

Inspectors have given Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) an overall ‘Good’ rating. The CRC – which supervises low and medium risk offenders – is the first organisation of its kind to attain the second-highest grade. HM Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey said: “Hampshire and Isle of Wight CRC has […]

Published: 08 May 2019

A probation service that operates across four counties needs to improve the quality of its work and take urgent steps to keep people safe, according to a new report. The findings come from HM Inspectorate of Probation, the independent inspector of youth offending and probation services across England and Wales. Inspectors were impressed by the […]

Published: 03 May 2019