Enfield Youth Justice Service praised after government inspection


The Enfield Youth Justice Service (EYJS) has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ following an inspection by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP).

In their assessment, the Council’s staff were described as “outstanding”, delivering an impressive range of services and activities for children and their families.

The EYJS service was inspected and rated across three areas: the arrangements for organisational delivery of the service, the quality of work done with children sentenced by the courts, and the quality of out-of-court work.

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Enfield Council, Cllr Abdul Abdullahi, said: “We were delighted to receive a ‘Good’ rating from His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation following a recent inspection.

“I received some very encouraging additional comments from the inspection team who acknowledged the Council’s Youth Justice Service is delivered by outstanding staff, who go above and beyond to help children and young people who have offended to stay out of trouble and make Enfield a safer place for residents.”

HMIP is the independent inspector of youth justice and probation services across England and Wales.

Commenting on the inspection, Interim Chief Inspector of Probation, Sue McAllister, said: “Enfield YJS is a dynamic service, delivering services in a complex and challenging environment. It can be rightly proud of its achievements, and we trust our findings and recommendations will further support it on its journey to deliver consistently high-quality services for all its children.”

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