thematic review

Damning Thematic Review on Separation of Children in YOI’s

Children are being held in “harmful” solitary confinement behind bars, with some let out of their cells for just 15 minutes a day, according to a damning report. The Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke has called for a “major overhaul” of the policy of separating children in young offender institutions (HMYOIs), saying this effectively […]

Action Plan issued in response to Thematic Review that concluded ‘children leaving custody were being set up to fail’

  In October 2019 HM Inspectorate of Probation (HMIProb) issued a thematic inspection of Youth Resettlement Work in the Community  which concluded children leaving custody were being ‘set up to fail’ through lack of support. HMIProb have now issued a robust Action Plan to address these failings. Background: In the Thematic Review HM Inspectorate of […]

Thematic Review: Youth Resettlement HMIP Action Plan

Policy paper issued: Thematic Review: Youth Resettlement HMIP action plan Youth Resettlement HMIP action plan Youth Resettlement Work Report The Action Plan is issued in response to the joint inspection report of Youth Resettlement Work Report by HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons. You are unauthorized to view this page.

Full List of Thematic Reviews from the Prisons Inspectorate

Social care in prisons in England and Wales Social care in prisons in England and Wales – a thematic report (October 2018) Close supervision centre system follow-up inspection Report on an announced thematic follow-up inspection of the close supervision centre system (4–8 December 2017) Incentivising and promoting good behaviour This thematic report explores how incentives […]

JUSTICE SECRETARY MUST BRING DOWN NUMBER OF PRISONERS SENTENCED FOR PUBLIC PROTECTION STILL IN JAIL YEARS AFTER TARIFF, SAYS CHIEF INSPECTOR

Decisive action must be taken by the Justice Secretary to reduce the number of prisoners with a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) who are still in prison years after the end of their tariff, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Significant failings in the prison, probation and parole systems have contributed to […]

Children in Custody: Distance From Home – A Thematic Review.

Placing children in custody miles away from their home affected how many family visits they received, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. It didn’t, however, have a significant impact on other experiences of custody and could help some boys keep away from gang influence, he added. Today he published a report, The impact of distance […]

Prisons Inspectorate’s Thematic Review on Close Supervision Centres published

Although clear progress had been made in clarifying the aims and processes of the system for managing the most dangerous prisoners in the country said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, in a Thematic Review report published today (25/8/2015) on Close Supervision Centres in English high security prisons, prison commentators also made clear there were […]

PRISON SERVICE NEEDS TO ACT TO REDUCE SUICIDES, SAYS OMBUDSMAN

  Prisons must improve how they risk assess, monitor and care for prisoners to help prevent suicides, said Nigel Newcomen, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO). Today he published two reports on the lessons that can be learned from PPO investigations into self-inflicted deaths in custody. There has been a sharp and troubling increase in […]

Offenders with learning disabilities being ignored say inspectors

The needs of many people with learning disabilities are going unnoticed when they are arrested by police, go to court and are sentenced, according to independent inspectors. They have published the report of a joint inspection into people with learning disabilities within the criminal justice system which said their needs should be recognised and addressed. […]