Press Releases

Greenwich Youth Offending Service (YOS) was well managed, well led and had improved the work it was doing to help young people move away from crime, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today he published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of Greenwich Youth Offending Service. This joint inspection of […]

Published: 26 November 2015

Adult probation services under the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme continue to present a mixed picture, though some improvements are evident, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today HM Inspectorate of Probation published a third report on the early implementation of the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme. The report, Transforming Rehabilitation – Early Implementation 3: an […]

Published: 10 November 2015

Despite some good work by individual case managers in Doncaster Youth Offending Service (YOS), other aspects of work were not carried out well enough, often enough, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today he published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of Doncaster Youth Offending Service. This joint inspection of […]

Published: 30 September 2015

Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (YOT) had worked hard to raise performance standards across the board, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today he published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of Portsmouth Youth Offending Team. This joint inspection of youth offending work in Portsmouth is one of a small number […]

Published: 02 September 2015

Transitional problems associated with recent changes to probation services under Transforming Rehabilitation have been substantial and persist, but should be resolved in time, said Chief Inspector of Probation Paul Wilson. However, it is too early to say whether the changes have had any effect on reoffending rates, or produced greater innovation, he added. Today he […]

Published: 11 August 2015

Despite some promising practice, more needed to be done to learn lessons from serious incidents involving children known to Youth Offending Teams, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today HM Inspectorate of Probation published a report on the Youth Justice Board’s systems for learning from serious incidents. The Youth Justice Board Community Safeguarding and […]

Published: 25 June 2015

Swindon Youth Offending Team (YOT) was committed to helping children and young people stop offending, but needed to make some improvements, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today he published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of Swindon YOT. This joint inspection of youth offending work in Swindon is one […]

Published: 10 June 2015

Bromley Youth Offending Service (YOS) was not managed effectively and needed to do more to reduce reoffending, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today he published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of Bromley YOS. This joint inspection of youth offending work in Bromley is one of a small number […]

Published: 20 May 2015

Adult probation services under the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme presented a mixed picture, said Paul Wilson, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today HM Inspectorate of Probation published a second report on the early implementation of the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme. The report, Transforming Rehabilitation – Early Implementation 2: an Independent Inspection of the Arrangements for Offender […]

Published: 19 May 2015

Too few children leaving custody are given the support and help they need to resettle back into the community and to stop offending, according to independent inspectors. Today they published the report of an inspection of the work of youth offending teams (YOTs) and others in tackling offending by children who go into custody. The […]

Published: 12 March 2015