Carmarthenshire's Youth Justice Team is 'outstanding' according to a latest inspection.

His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation awarded the overall rating as part of their Youth Justice Service inspections.

The team excelled in different areas, such as the arrangements for service delivery, quality of work done with court-sentenced children, and out-of-court disposal work.

The organisation's resettlement policy and provision also received top marks in a separate inspection.

Chief inspector of probation, Martin Jones, said: "There is a high level of care and dedication to the staff, children, and victims accessing the service, which extends from senior leaders to operational staff."

Mr Jones also praised the management board's continual advocacy and proactive support of the service.

The team's strong leadership and partnership arrangements were also noted as enabling children and families to access a range of necessary services.

These include speech, language, and communication therapy, education support, and specialised intervention for children involved in harmful behaviour.

Mr Jones added: "The YJT’s reparation provision is impressive - the service has worked with the community to identify and deliver meaningful and impactful projects.

"It also proactively seeks opportunities to learn and improve the services it provides from the wider sector."