Youth Offending Service Improves Again

Gloucestershire's Youth Offending Service has been given the thumbs up by inspectors.

73% of the youngsters they questioned told them that their lives had improved because of the service and 81% said they were now less likely to reoffend.

Gloucestershire's results were some of the best in England, with 76% of all cases achieving acceptable levels of safeguarding, 75% of cases being dealt with well enough in reducing reoffending and 70% of cases being dealt with well enough in reducing the youngsters' risk of harm to others. All of these results were well above the national averages for these areas.

The report also showed that the Youth Offending Service had improved from its previous inspection.

Andy Ray from the Youth Offending Service spoke to Heart.

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