HM Inspectorate of Probation’s 2018 consultation on its inspection framework and programmes
Clinks has responded to HM Inspectorate of Probation’s 2018 consultation on its inspection framework and programmes. Our response draws on evidence from our ongoing policy work and consultation with members. The consultation focused on the inspection of youth offending teams, potential topics for thematic review, the balance of inspection work and potential research projects. Our response highlights the importance of gaining a better understanding of partnership work with the voluntary sector in probation services and youth offending teams. It makes a number of recommendations about topics for thematic review or further research, including outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic people, service user involvement and the effective use of community sentences.