North East UK news Youth offending services in South Tyneside 'requires improvement', report finds PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - HM Inspectorate of Probation says youth offending services in South Tyneside must improve

North East UK news Youth offending services in South Tyneside 'requires improvement', report finds PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - HM Inspectorate of Probation says youth offending services in South Tyneside must improve

North East UK news  Youth offending services in South Tyneside 'requires improvement', report finds PremierLeague-News.Com
23 February 2021 - 00:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Youth offending services in a Tyneside borough need to improve, inspectors have found. A report published today by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) highlights a number of areas in which services for children who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in South Tyneside need to get better. And today South Tyneside Council, which oversees youth offending services in the borough, has vowed to make improvements to help protect the public and help young people. Inspectors gave the borough's services an overall rating of 'Requires Improvement' and made five key recommendations on action needed. These include improving planning for 'safety and wellbeing and risk of harm to others' and reviewing the risk and needs of children at regular intervals and when 'there is a significant change'. Today a spokesman for the council said the authority was determined to put things right, and that work was already under way. He said: "We accept the findings of the report. While inspectors found elements of Good and Outstanding service, we accept that an overall rating of Requires Improvement means we must do better and we are committed to driving up standards. "We are already working on a robust action plan to address the issues raised by the inspectors. We firmly believe this will improve both the quality of our service and the lives of the young people who use it and enable us to more effectively protect the public." Youth offending teams, sometimes known as YOTs, supervise 10 to 18-year-olds who have either been sentenced at a court or come to the attention of police but not been charged.

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. Most YOTs are based within local councils. Inspectors rated South Tyneside's youth offending services governance and leadership as 'good' and its assessment of court orders as 'outstanding'. However, a further five areas were said to 'require improvement', and the services' planning for out of court disposals was found to be 'inadequate'. The report said: "Planning for out-of-court disposals was the weakest area of practice. "We judged that only two of the plans for desistance were good enough and that none of the planning for safety and well being and risk of harm was sufficient. Planning did not take account of the child’s wider family issues. There was a lack of contingency planning." HMIP's director of operations, Marc Baker, said in the report's introductions that improvements had been made recently, but there is still work to do. "Over the past 12 months the Chair of the Management Board, Board members and Service Manager have taken a variety of actions to review, strengthen and improve the service," he said. "Some of these measures have already had the desired effect but others have not yet had time to embed." Read More Related Articles The one punch killers that have taken lives with a single blow Read More Related Articles Dad injured in terrifying 'Fast and Furious-style' crash in Newcastle as police hunt for drivers

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