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Children sexually abused by family members are going unseen and unheard in too many cases, while abusers evade justice, according to a new report. Inspectorates Ofsted, HMICFRS, Care Quality Commission and HMI Probation found that local agencies are often woefully ill-equipped to deal with child sex abuse in families. Efforts to prevent abuse are largely absent, while ineffective criminal […]
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 […]
Leeds YOS has many strengths but also some notable gaps and requires improvement, according to inspectors.
A Leeds organisation that works with troubled children and young people has many strengths but also some notable gaps, according to inspectors. Overall, Leeds YJS is rated as: Requires Improvement. This rating has been determined by inspecting the youth offending service in three domains of its work. Organisational delivery We interviewed 29 case managers, the […]
Leicester YOS is performing well despite significant changes to its staffing, according to inspectors.
A Leicester organisation that works with children and young people who have offended is performing well despite significant changes to its staffing, according to inspectors. Overall, Leicester City CYPJS is rated as: Good. This rating has been determined by inspecting the youth offending service in three domains of its work. Organisational delivery We interviewed case […]
The public is at greater risk than necessary because of shortcomings at a probation body responsible for supervising thousands of offenders, a report warns. Inspectors found staff assigned to manage low and medium-risk individuals in Gloucestershire were making “heroic efforts” but faced “plainly unreasonable” caseloads. The probation watchdog described the quality of public protection work […]