THE Criminal Justice Joint Inspection Team made a number of recommendations to Peterborough’s Youth Offending Service, in an otherwise positive report.
This included increasing the number of Risk of Serious Harm analyses done in good time and making sure they are reviewed appropriately in response to changes.
The report calls for some improvement in management oversight in ensuring the quality of assessment and plans to manage people’s vulnerability and their risk of harm to others.
It called for more purposeful home visits consistent with Safeguarding needs.
It added: “In appropriate cases, local children’s social care services engage with the child or young person throughout the sentence. They are involved in planning for interventions and in the transition from custody to community.”
The inspectors picked out case studies of excellence.
This included Luigi, subject to a short order for theft, who had recently moved to Peterborough from abroad and English was not his first language. A personalised plan was drawn up for him, outlining his life goals and how he would achieve them.
In another case a boy had few positive male role models as his father was absent and many of his brothers were in prison. He engaged in positive activities and a sports officer became a role model and he helped with a charity event for war veterans.