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Young Offenders

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many young people aged 15 to 18 years are in young offender institutions because of breach of an antisocial behaviour order, broken down by institution; (76021)

(2) how many 15 to 18-year-olds are in each young offender institution as a result of breaching an antisocial behaviour order.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2006, Official Report, column 1066W, on young offenders, what mechanisms he uses to assess the progress of arrangements within young offender institutions designed to promote family contact. (84672)

Key policy requirements in relation to maintaining family contact through social visits, correspondence and by telephone are subject to review through local and national audit processes. In addition, establishments are, on occasion, subject to thorough inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons. Independent monitoring boards are also able to highlight good practice or areas of concern in their annual reports to the Secretary of State. Units accommodating under 18-year-olds are subject to monitoring by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Detailed information on the arrangements made by individual young offender institutions to promote and evaluate family contact is not held centrally.