Essex North Probation Delivery Unit (PDU)* has received an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “This was a concerning inspection with poor performance across the board at Essex North probation service and ‘Inadequate’ ratings for eight out of nine of our […]

17 May 2022

Neath Port Talbot 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: “It takes considerable effort to make such significant progress over the past few years, especially through the pandemic, but Neath Port Talbot YJS has achieved […]

12 May 2022

West Sussex Probation Delivery Unit (PDU)* has received an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “An ‘Inadequate’ rating is always disappointing and West Sussex PDU has a tough job ahead of them. We want to see those on probation, especially those […]

11 May 2022

West Kent Probation Delivery Unit (PDU)* has received an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “West Kent PDU is currently subject to a perfect storm of issues, including the legacy of Covid-19, which need to be addressed urgently if they are […]

11 May 2022

Hillingdon 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: “There is no doubt that Hillingdon YJS are a service that is changing the lives of local children under their supervision for the better. However, we […]

10 May 2022

When working with children both HM Inspectorate of Probation and the Youth Justice Board (YJB) advocate actions to reduce a risk of harm – to that child or others, better worded as ensuring safety and wellbeing of all. We are in complete agreement that access to services for children is crucial in meeting their needs […]

29 March 2022

Powys 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: “Powys YJS serves a large, rural area but supervises a relatively small number of children. This means services for children, and contact with parents and carers, needs […]

22 March 2022

HM Inspectorate of Probation has today published its Annual Report 2021: inspections of youth offending services (YOS). The 2021 annual report details the findings from inspections of 33 YOS – two-thirds of the services we inspected were rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ – none were rated ‘Inadequate’. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell: “Caseloads may […]

16 March 2022

Surrey Youth Offending Service (YOS) has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. This follows an inspection in 2019, when the service was given an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “To go from an ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ rating, in just a […]

15 March 2022

HM Inspectorate of Probation has today (02 March) published its annual report: inspections of probation services 2021. The report includes a survey of 1,534 (one in ten) Probation Service staff, who were asked about their experiences since the unification of the National Probation Service (NPS) and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) in June 2021[1]. Whilst our […]

02 March 2022