To consider a report of the Director of Children’s Services with the annual update of the Youth Offending Service.
Councillor Porter declared a Personal Interest in that she has a role as the Chairman of the Winchester Community Safety Partnership.
The Panel received a report of the Director of Children’s Services giving an update on the Hampshire Youth Offending Team (YOT).
In response to Members’ questions it was confirmed that:
· The YOT continued to work closely with Hampshire Constabulary to ensure appropriate information sharing in terms of tackling anti-social behaviour amongst young people in Hampshire. Community Safety Partnerships were also key partners in terms of developing partnership responses and solutions across organisations.
· Hampshire currently has two 0.5 FTE probation officers and that the recruitment of these officers was part of a national programme and not something that was within local control.
· In terms of service improvements going forward and looking ahead to the 2022 service inspection, key areas of focus would be developing leadership, consistency, participation with children and planning.
That the Children and Families Advisory Panel note the report.