Staffordshire and Stoke Probation Delivery Unit (PDU)* has received an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation – scoring only two points out of a possible 27. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “This was a disappointing inspection. Staff at Staffordshire and Stoke probation service told us they […]

04 August 2022

Cardiff Youth Justice Service (YJS) has received an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’ following a joint inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation and inspectors from police, health, social care and education. This was a reinspection of the service, after they received an ‘Inadequate’ rating in 2020. The Inspectorate uses a four-point scale: ‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’, […]

02 August 2022

Tower Hamlets and City of London Youth Justice Service (YJS) has received an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “It is clear to us that Tower Hamlets and City of London YJS is not performing to the standards we expect […]

26 July 2022

20 years of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) – they are ‘underused’, and further improvements are needed While the overall MAPPA caseload is up 70% since 2011, the proportion being managed through formal multi-agency forums has halved and is now less than two per cent of the total. Whilst multi-agency panels are adding value and […]

14 July 2022

Bolton Youth Justice Service (YJS) has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “We were impressed by Bolton YJS. Children under their supervision have access to a range of services to help them lead better lives, away from crime. Staff […]

06 July 2022

West Sussex Youth Justice Service (YJS) has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “West Sussex YJS has all the hallmarks of a service which understands the needs of children under their supervision and is doing all it can to […]

22 June 2022

Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (YOT) has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “Portsmouth YOT has created an environment where children flourish, and they are doing all they can to help them lead better lives. In the face of the […]

21 June 2022

Bridgend Youth Justice Service (YJS) has received an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “Bridgend YJS is a service in transition and since our last inspection has seen some real improvement. Staff at the YJS have a passion for their […]

14 June 2022

A joint inspection of hundreds of cases of children in youth justice services has found some have not participated in education, training or employment opportunities for two years or more. HM Inspectorate of Probation, with Ofsted and the Welsh equivalent Estyn, conducted an inspection of education, training and employment services (ETE) in youth offending services […]

07 June 2022

Barnet Youth Offending Service (YOS) has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “Barnet Youth Offending Service is committed to enhancing the lives of children under their supervision and protecting the local community from the risk of further offending. They […]

31 May 2022