Report on HMYOI Polmont Follow-up Inspection, 24-28 March 2014

This report assesses the progress made by HMYOI Polmont in responding to the Recommendations made in the full inspection carried out in October 2012.

Executive Summary

This inspection assesses the progress made by HMYOI Polmont in responding to the Recommendations made in the full inspection carried out in October 2012. It also assesses if elements of the service previously considered to be Good Practice

remain in place. There are three criteria: Not Achieved, Partially Achieved and Achieved.

Recommendations: At our inspection in October 2012 we made some 74 recommendations, of which 51

have been achieved, 18 have been partially achieve and five have not been achieved. We have made a further four recommendations.

Summary of Progress: Whilst much progress has been made on the majority of recommendations it is of concern that the timing of access to the open air remains an issue for the bulk of young offenders. As does the time when Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) are on duty giving limited availability for many young offenders to physical activity in the evening and at weekends. The worry regarding the lack of availability, at times, of

pre ordered food choices has not been resolved.

Good Practice: Of the nine areas identified as Good Practice all remain in place. One further area of Good Practice is identified in respect of Family Induction (recommendation 39). The paragraph reference number at the end of each Recommendation and Area of Good Practice refers to its location in the previous inspection report.

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Contents

HM Chief Inspector's Overview

Executive Summary

Progress on Recommendations

Progress on Good Practice

The Inspection Team

Acronyms

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