Youth Offending Service – excellent inspection results

Our Youth Offending Service has received the formal HMIP Core Case Inspection feedback from our Lead Inspector. The headline figures are excellent and way out perform what we had expected. 62 cases were scrutinised in detail and the Inspectors also carried out a survey with service users and victims. All of the feedback was positive and there was also strong evidence about good interagency working with the Police, Probation and also good links to Locality Teams and Social Care. The result are formally published in May.

Our scores are above the regional average for the 3 regions that have completed their inspections. It is a real credit to Tom Jefford Head of Youth Support and Anna Jack the YOS Manager who have made sure that over the last 4 years there has been a relentless focus on improvement and this has really taken the service forward. As well as the ‘numbers’ the Inspector reported some very strong examples of good practice which confirm that we are providing good support to some very vulnerable young people.

My thanks to all the team.

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