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A probation service in the north of England has made steady progress over the last year, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation visited Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) last September. The CRC works with more than 3,700 medium and low-risk offenders who are preparing to leave or who have left prison, or who are […]

Inspectors have found Gloucestershire Youth Offending Service (YOS) has many strengths but needs to improve in a few aspects of its work. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection in autumn and looked at 12 aspects of the service’s work. Inspectors have given the YOS an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’. Chief Inspector of […]

A Southampton organisation that works with troubled children and young people has many strengths but needs to put further improvements in place, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted a routine inspection of Southampton Youth Offending Service (YOS) in autumn. Inspectors looked at 12 aspects of the YOS’s work and have awarded an overall […]

A probation service that operates across three of the home counties has been rated ‘Good’ by inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation conducted its annual inspection of Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) in autumn 2019. Inspectors looked at 10 aspects of the CRC’s work and has given an overall ‘Good’ rating – its second-highest mark. […]

A West Yorkshire organisation that works with troubled children and young people is performing poorly, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation led a routine inspection of Bradford Youth Offending Team (YOT). Inspectors – who were joined by colleagues from the police and health and social care inspectorates – looked at 12 aspects of the […]

The organisation that supervises high-risk offenders in the community is hampered by staff shortages, stretched middle managers and poor facilities, according to inspectors. HM Inspectorate of Probation inspected all seven divisions of the National Probation Service (NPS) between July 2018 and June 2019, and found recurring problems with staffing and facilities. The Chief Inspector of […]