Inspection finds a positive picture of services to prevent youth offending


Published Wednesday 29 January 2014


A report published today (29 January) by the Probation Inspectorate has praised the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Offending Service, which works with children and young people who are likely to commit offences.


The inspectors’ report portrays a very positive picture of the Service. They found that children and young people in the Vale of Glamorgan are being given effective help because of the good quality reports, assessments and plans it produces.


Good assessments and plans at the start of a young person’s sentence are critical in reducing the likelihood of reoffending. Inspectors praised a committed staff group for delivering high quality services, as well as effective management oversight which ensures good practice.


Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said “It's great to have confirmation from outside experts that the Youth Offending Service is delivering effective help to those young people who rely on us for support and advice. We have a dedicated team of staff who achieve great things with the young people who use the service and I congratulate them on achieving this excellent outcome”.


The full report of HM Inspectorate of Probation can be found on the website.