Inspection programmes - Thematic
All current thematic work by HMI Probation is carried out jointly with other Criminal Justice and other Inspectorates, mainly 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.
Some thematic work focuses just on adult offending work, some of it solely on youth offending work, and some on both.
Recent inspections of adult offending workMarch 2010 'Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection' (PDF 0.40MB) led by HMI Probation, with HMI Prisons. This was the report on the second phase of inspection work on Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection carried out with HMI Prisons. HMI Probation led this second phase which focused on Probation's role. The first phase was led by HMI Prisons and focused on cases in custody and the report of that work 'The indeterminate sentence for public protection' (PDF 0.34mb) was published in October 2008.
June 2010 'Restriction and Rehabilitation: Getting the Right Mix. An inspection of the management of sexual offenders in the community' (PDF 1.67mbB) led by HMI Probation, with HMI Constabulary.
June 2010 ‘Joint inspection of the Military Court Service’ (PDF 0.57mb), led by HMI Court Administration, with HMI Probation.
October 2011 ‘Equal but Different? An Inspection of the use of Alternatives to Custody for Women Offenders’ (PDF 0.45mb) led by HMI Probation with HMCPSI and HMI Prisons.
November 2011 ‘Putting the Pieces Together: An Inspection of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements’ (PDF 0.4Mb) led by HMI Probation with HMI Constabulary.
June 2012 'It’s Complicated: The Management of Electronically Monitored Curfews - A follow-up inspection' (PDF 2mb) led by HMI Probation
We also contribute to joint inspections and other inspection activity led by other Criminal Justice Inspectorates.
A full list of thematic reports on adult offending work published since 2006. Reports published prior to 2006 are at National Archives website.
Recent inspections of youth offending work
Youth Offending Thematic inspections started in April 2009. The programme is co-ordinated by HMI Probation who also participates in each inspection, some of which are led by other inspectorates:
June 2010: 'The management of gang issues among children and young people in prison custody and the community: a joint thematic review' (PDF 0.56mb), led by HMI Prisons, with HMI Probation and HMI Constabulary.
June 2010: 'Message in a Bottle: A Joint Inspection of Youth Alcohol Misuse and Offending' (PDF 0.94mb), led by Care Quality Commission, with HMI Probation, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and Estyn.
September 2010: 'A Joint Inspection of Youth Crime Prevention' (PDF 0.44mb), led by HMI Constabulary with HMI Probation, Care Quality Commission and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
March 2011: 'Not Making Enough Difference: A Joint Inspection of Youth Offending Court Work and Reports' (PDF 0.79mb), led by HMI Probation, with HMI Courts Administration, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. Associated documents.
June 2011: 'To get the best results: A joint inspection of Offending Behaviour, Health and Education, Training & Employment Interventions in Youth Offending work in England and Wales' (PDF 0.44mb), led by HMI Probation, with the Care Quality Commission, Estyn, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and Ofsted. Case assessment tool.
July 2011: 'A joint inspection: ReActions – A third review of healthcare in the community for young people who offend' (PDF 0.26mb), led by Care Quality Commission with HMI Probation.
October 2011: 'Joint Inspection of Local Safeguarding Children Boards 2011 Overview' (PDF 0.43mb), led by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales with HMI Probation, HMI Constabulary, Estyn and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
November 2011: 'Joint inspectorates’ review of inter-agency arrangements and practice to safeguard and protect children in Pembrokeshire' (PDF 0.22mb), led by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales with HMI Probation, HMI Constabulary, Estyn and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales.
December 2011: 'Who’s looking out for the children? A joint inspection of Appropriate Adult provision and children in detention after charge' (PDF 0.70mb), led by HMI Constabulary with HMI Prisons, HMI Probation, the Care Quality Commission, the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
A full list of thematic reports on youth offending work.