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Youth Offending Teams

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent inspectors of youth offending teams there are; and what the professional background of each is. [115097]

The inspectors of youth offending teams (Yots) comprise, in terms of full-time equivalents, two inspectors from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Probation, two from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, one from the Commission for Health Improvement, one from the Office for Standards in Education and Employment and two from the Social Services' Inspectorate. These will be complemented by some part-time support from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons, Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales and the Social Services' Inspectorate for Wales and, for developing the methodology, an independent chartered forensic psychologist.The inspectors of Yots all hold appropriate qualifications for their professions and they have been selected on the basis of their experience and knowledge of working with Yots. They include three former Yot managers.