Swansea Youth Justice Service (YJS) has received an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. Swansea YJS formed in 2019 following the disaggregation of Western Bay Youth Justice and Early Intervention Service (YJEIS). The Western Bay service had previously been subject to a joint inspection in 2019 and […]

15 February 2022

HM Inspectorate of Probation has appointed User Voice to work with us to ensure people on probation have a greater say in our inspections. The contract started on 01 February 2022 and runs for three years. Last year, probation services across England and Wales were unified into a single service and put back into the […]

14 February 2022

Wolverhampton Youth Offending Team (YOT) has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection by HM Inspectorate of Probation. Chief Inspector of Probation Justin Russell said: “Wolverhampton YOT is a service driven by committed and dedicated staff. They have proven what can be achieved by a youth offending team, despite the challenges of Covid-19, […]

08 February 2022

Plymouth 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: “Plymouth YJS has made great strides over the past two years, which has led to this overall rating of ‘Good’. The service is committed and dedicated – […]

04 February 2022

Gwent Probation Delivery Unit (PDU) has received an overall rating of ‘Requires improvement’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. The Inspectorate uses a four-point scale: ‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’, ‘Requires improvement’ and ‘Inadequate’, and rates specific aspects of each service as well as an overall rating. This is the second PDU inspection under our […]

03 February 2022

Swansea Neath Port Talbot Probation Delivery Unit (PDU) has received an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’ following an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. The Inspectorate uses a four-point scale: ‘Outstanding’, ‘Good’, ‘Requires improvement’ and ‘Inadequate’, and rates specific aspects of each service as well as an overall rating. This is the first PDU inspection […]

20 January 2022

Parts of the Probation Service’s electronic monitoring programme require urgent improvements to keep people safe, according to inspectors. People on probation can be required to wear an electronic monitor either as a condition of leaving prison or as part of a community sentence. Commonly known as “tags”, electronic monitors can be used for different purposes […]

18 January 2022

Wakefield 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: “Wakefield YJS is committed but inconsistent, and their approach to identifying and addressing risk of harm to children and others insufficient. They must improve the quality […]

17 December 2021

Harrow 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: “The impact of Covid-19 on Harrow YJS cannot be underestimated. At the time of our inspection, the service was without a stable location – their base […]

10 December 2021

Bedfordshire Youth Offending Service (YOS) 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: “Our inspection came at a time when the Bedfordshire area was still recovering from the impact of the Delta variant of Covid-19 – this significantly affected […]

09 December 2021