Probation inspectors’ investigation into probation supply chains finds a “bleak and exasperating” picture.
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YOTs & Police doing good work diverting low level child offenders from the justice system. But inspectors note a number of areas for improvement.
CRCs don’t see offenders often enough to engage them, leading to poor enforcement decisions. However, recalls to prison normally handled appropriately by NPS & CRCs.
HMI Probation finds an alarming lack of knowledge about NPS from both public and private sector staff leaving offenders unhelped and others at risk.
Bob Smith, HMI Probation lead inspector, digs deeper into the issues of trauma-informed work with young offenders and the impact of social media.
Probation inspectors find CRC meeting performance measures but not providing a good service to protect the public and reduce reoffending.