Press Releases

Probation services in the north of London had deteriorated and work by the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) responsible for managing low and medium-risk offenders was poor. People were more at risk as a result, and this was unacceptable, said Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation. Today she published the report of a recent […]

Published: 15 December 2016

Despite some good work with children who had committed crimes, Lewisham Youth Offending Service (YOS) and the other bodies they worked with needed a sharper focus on reducing reoffending and protecting the public, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today she published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of […]

Published: 08 December 2016

The Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) responsible for managing low and medium risk offenders in Kent is doing some excellent work, but the National Probation Service (NPS), who manage higher-risk offenders, is struggling due to staff shortages. This contrasts with other areas in England and Wales, where inspectors have so far found the NPS to be […]

Published: 06 October 2016

Probation staff are doing some excellent work with women who commit crime, but their efforts are hampered by a lack of accommodation for women, doubts over the future of Women’s Centres, and a lack of funding. These women can sometimes turn their lives around, but they need the right support. With less funding available, and […]

Published: 29 September 2016

The National Probation Service (NPS) in Derbyshire, responsible for supervising higher-risk offenders, was working well to protect the public, and to rehabilitate people who had committed crimes. However, medium- and low-risk offenders were being managed less well by the Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and public safety was not being given enough attention, said Dame Glenys […]

Published: 22 September 2016

One in three homeless 16- and 17-year-olds who were working with youth offending teams had been placed in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation, according to independent inspectors. Today they published a report, Accommodation of homeless 16- and 17-year-old children working with youth offending teams. The report reflects the findings of HM Inspectorate of Probation and Care […]

Published: 07 September 2016

National Probation Service staff and those from the Community Rehabilitation Company should be commended for working well together and providing a high quality service over a period of change, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today she published the report of a recent inspection of probation work in York and North Yorkshire. Since […]

Published: 25 August 2016

Probation staff from both the National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies were working well together in Durham, but needed to improve the quality of some of their work, said Dame Glenys Stacy, Chief Inspector of Probation, publishing the report of a recent inspection of probation work in Durham.  Since the introduction of Transforming Rehabilitation […]

Published: 04 August 2016

Staff at Newcastle Youth Offending Team were doing some good work to turn children away from crime, but senior leaders needed to work better together to drive performance, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation. Today she published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of Newcastle Youth Offending Team (YOT). […]

Published: 01 August 2016

Referral orders are the most common community sentence for young people. They are more effective than other youth sentences in reducing reoffending, but they are not being delivered as government intended. If they were, they could be more effective still, said Dame Glenys Stacey, HM Chief Inspector of Probation. Today she published a report, Referral […]

Published: 05 July 2016