"London CRC in Special Measures - Inspection uncovered many cases which haven't been seen for months!"I am aware there is some social media speculation about the current HMIP inspection of London CRC, and there maybe more in the coming days.
"Have you heard London failed their HMIP inspection? Like properly failed. No redeeming features."
As you know, the inspection team is currently spending time with us and while that work is continuing, it is not appropriate to comment on any possible conclusions that the inspectors may come to. However, I want to be as open as possible with you about the current situation, and changes ahead.
As I said last week in my Ambition 20/20 update, for several months we have been planning significant changes to address concerns many of you have raised about caseload levels and management issues. You will also have heard me say that we need to improve skills and data integrity to meet our Ambition 20/20 goal to be the best at reducing reoffending.
Ambition 20/20 Change Plan
I assure you that these are not vague aspirations, but real plans to deal with substantial variations in workload across our cohorts.
Ambition 20/20, the London CRC Change Plan which is being lead by Paul McDowell and his team, is detailed and comprehensive. It addresses the immediate concerns of high caseloads, offender managers’ skills, leadership and managerial accountability, and data integrity.
Our plans have been shared with NOMS who have been supportive and are content with the approach we are taking to address the concerns we share.
You can find a summary of our plans, plus the latest Ambition 20/20 news and progress, on London i.
Focusing on our future
There will be much more information about the outcome of the inspection in the coming weeks, and I will share as much detail about progress as possible, as my approach is to be as open as I can be.
In the meantime, please treat speculation and rumour with great caution, as we will need to work positively and without distractions to ensure we achieve the results we all want and to focus on the needs of our service users.
Director of Probation
According to the posters up in every London office:-
Only 50%* of our service users have an OASys Sentence Plan!