HM Inspectorate of Probation

HM Inspectorate of Probation

The purpose in carrying out the inspections is as follows:

  • assure Ministers and the public that adult and youth offending work is being delivered effectively
  • highlight enablers and barriers to effective practice wherever we find them
  • make recommendations to improve the quality and impact of the work in areas we inspect
  • enable improvement in the effectiveness of probation and youth justice services across England and Wales.

You can find infomation about the youth inspection programme here, which also includes detailed information about Quality Inspection Programme, Inspection of Youth Offending Work and Previous Youth Offending Inspection Programme.


You can also find specific infomation and reports about Thematic Inspections here.


You may also access the main site through here for further infomation and reports, the site is also contains Welsh language infomation.