Press release

Youth offending work in Portsmouth has significantly improved

HMI Probation has reinspected youth offending work in Portsmouth and found that it has significantly improved.

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Inspectors chose to re-inspect Portsmouth YOT because performance had shown poor outcomes for children and young people in 2013.

Lin Hinnigan, Youth Justice Board (YJB) Chief Executive, said:

“I am very pleased to see the good progress made by Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (YOT). The YJB has worked closely with the local partnership, providing support for performance improvement activity, as well as ensuring an action plan was in place and being delivered.

“We will continue to work with the management board to ensure momentum is maintained, so we can build on the good work already done in order to improve the outcomes for children and young people in Portsmouth.”

Background

Read the report on the HMI Probation website

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Published 2 September 2015