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Oakhill Secure Training Centre

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what access young offenders at Oakhill Secure Training Centre in Milton Keynes have to a clinical psychologist; and whether she expects this level of access to change when the full-time posts have been disestablished. (85597)

I have been asked to reply.

Health care services at Oakhill are provided by Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust under contract to the centre’s operator, Group 4 Securicor. The primary care trust currently employs a clinical psychologist and an assistant at the centre. Psychology provision at the centre is currently being reviewed by the primary care trust and a 30-day consultation period with holders of the psychology posts at Oakhill is in progress. The consultation period ends on 27 July. The Youth Justice Board is monitoring developments closely. The level of service that the board requires at Oakhill has not changed and the board will monitor performance to ensure that that level of service continues to be delivered.