Inspection programmes - Thematic

Thematic inspection work by HMI Probation is carried out jointly with other Criminal Justice and other Inspectorates, in the context of the Criminal Justice Joint Inspection Programme.  We have worked closely with the other Criminal Justice Inspectorates to produce Joint Inspection Programmes each year since 2007.

For each inspection we look at a specific area of work and make a detailed examination of practice as well as the strategic leadership and partnership arrangements that support such work. Every inspection report contains recommendations for improvement, and forms part of the Criminal Justice Joint Inspection Business Plan.

Some thematic work focuses just on adult offending work, some of it solely on youth offending work, and some on both.

We also contribute to joint inspections and other inspection activity led by other Criminal Justice Inspectorates.

Recent thematic inspections

For a list of our published thematic inspection reports since 2006, please visit our thematic reports page.

Thematic inspection reports published prior to 2006 are at the National Archives website.

Planned work

A list of thematic and other national reports planned to be published.

HM Inspectorate of Probation

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