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North West Division NPS – action plan

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Unseen evil: Sex abuse in families going under the radar, say inspectorates

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 […]

Public At Risk Due To Poor Probation Work Says Inspectorate

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 […]