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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.

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