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Young Offenders

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the number of young offenders in young offender institutions who are held more than 50 miles from their home; and if he will make a statement. (126091)

As of January 2007, there were 2,647 young offenders in young offender institutions who were held more than 50 miles from their home.

Where no home address is listed for a young offender the committal court is used as a proxy address.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were working for youth offending teams at each June year-end since June 2001 in each youth offending team area; and if he will make a statement. (126108)

The information requested for 2004-05 onwards is set out in the following table. Data on YOT staff numbers are collected by the Youth Justice Board. Prior to 2004-05 YOT staff numbers were collected on a full-time equivalent basis and the data are not therefore directly comparable.

YOT staff

Headcount

Total

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Barking and Dagenham

33

74

81

Barnet

26

41

70

Barnsley

85

99

107

Bath and North East Somerset

58

23

60

Bedfordshire

94

86

91

Bexley

31

36

45

Birmingham

630

837

897

Blackburn with Darwen

73

72

70

Blackpool

109

166

119

Blaenau, Gwent and Caerphilly

34

51

110

Bolton

49

101

101

Bournemouth and Poole

91

112

94

Bracknell Forest

35

37

36

Bradford

92

209

197

Brent

35

72

89

Bridgend

56

65

57

Brighton and Hove

39

88

98

Bristol

145

179

271

Bromley

60

54

61

Buckinghamshire

106

110

98

Bury

93

74

74

Calderdale

133

116

108

Cambridgeshire

59

40

48

Camden

57

46

51

Cardiff

172

175

153

Carmarthenshire

29

63

77

Ceredigion

27

48

Cheshire

172

129

158

Conwy and Denbighshire

80

68

63

Cornwall

119

112

131

Coventry

166

150

186

Croydon

167

104

119

Cumbria

129

131

176

Darlington

144

79

78

Derby

233

261

216

Derbyshire

145

178

178

Devon

164

209

240

Doncaster

110

85

88

Dorset

41

46

46

Dudley

119

116

118

Durham

191

189

183

Ealing

51

48

81

East Riding of Yorkshire

70

73

69

East Sussex

98

107

126

Enfield

85

43

70

Essex

89

80

220

Flintshire

23

63

60

Gateshead

141

118

113

Gloucestershire

118

90

133

Greenwich

38

37

45

Gwynedd Mon

65

25

46

Hackney

48

47

90

Halton and Warrington

84

65

63

Hammersmith and Fulham

55

68

86

Haringey

117

158

128

Harrow

98

79

89

Hartlepool

57

67

59

Havering

65

50

86

Hertfordshire

92

104

106

Hillingdon

55

64

93

Hounslow

85

79

78

Islington

107

59

41

Kensington and Chelsea

43

56

54

Kent

323

446

446

Kingston-upon-Hull

147

89

86

Kingston-upon-Thames

13

26

62

Kirklees

151

217

220

Knowsley

79

184

155

Lambeth

149

52

119

Lancashire

447

290

201

Leeds

128

132

284

Leicester City

228

251

233

Leicestershire

71

70

79

Lewisham

51

122

117

Lincolnshire

169

170

168

Liverpool

132

159

163

Luton

74

83

80

Manchester

97

216

211

Medway

69

69

72

Merthyr Tydfil

22

21

20

Merton

66

57

58

Mid Wales

26

0

0

Milton Keynes

43

78

87

Monmouthshire and Torfaen

90

81

77

Neath Port Talbot

55

59

67

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

157

132

149

Newham

74

109

166

Newport

54

63

49

Norfolk

165

145

153

North East Lincolnshire

48

92

83

North Lincolnshire

90

97

90

North Somerset

65

76

76

North Tyneside

59

140

58

North Yorkshire

202

161

167

Northamptonshire

67

166

132

Northumberland

120

76

110

Nottingham

93

279

292

Nottinghamshire

175

219

273

Oldham

153

102

98

Oxfordshire

197

189

186

Pembrokeshire

58

46

52

Peterborough

141

134

147

Plymouth

98

102

117

Powys

38

42

Reading and Wokingham

80

66

62

Redbridge

44

45

49

Rhondda Cynon Taff

88

60

95

Richmond-upon-Thames

95

149

92

Rochdale

116

116

112

Rotherham

77

93

90

Salford

129

112

162

Sandwell

48

83

92

Sefton

103

107

114

Sheffield

164

100

100

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

124

60

129

Slough

57

57

66

Solihull

74

56

84

Somerset

160

160

191

South Gloucestershire

58

58

54

South Tees

68

120

130

South Tyneside

121

142

142

Southend-on-Sea

22

127

132

Southwark

91

221

227

St. Helens

125

110

110

Staffordshire

164

120

159

Stockport

41

82

80

Stockton-on-Tees

58

65

65

Stoke-on-Trent

140

193

230

Suffolk

217

225

267

Sunderland

93

239

288

Surrey

204

193

195

Sutton

20

125

142

Swansea

58

60

122

Swindon

120

94

86

Tameside

40

133

72

Thurrock

21

50

51

Torbay

54

56

50

Tower Hamlets and City of London

70

69

88

Trafford

52

69

110

Vale of Glamorgan

69

93

69

Wakefield

102

135

139

Walsall

56

72

74

Waltham Forest

29

69

71

Wandsworth

79

97

115

Warwickshire

100

123

118

Wessex

497

449

457

West Berkshire

56

56

66

West Sussex

208

189

249

Westminster

38

45

63

Wigan

172

255

190

Wiltshire

205

238

203

Windsor and Maidenhead

15

31

46

Wirral

137

127

147

Wolverhampton

107

103

68

Worcestershire and Herefordshire

205

268

235

Wrexham

19

47

47

York

33

73

89

Total

16,057

18,013

19,356

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) volunteers, (b) (i) full-time and (ii) part-time practitioners, (c) sessional staff, (d) administrative staff, (e) managers, (f) students/trainees and (g) others were working for youth offending teams at each June year-end since 2001; and if he will make a statement. (126109)

The information requested for 2004-05 onwards is set out in the following table.

The YJB collect data on YOT staffing numbers. Prior to 2004-05, YOT staff numbers were collected on a full-time equivalent basis and are not therefore directly comparable.

YOT staff

Headcount

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Managers Strategic

254

257

273

Managers Operational

693

748

779

Senior Practitioner (full-time)

580

506

551

Senior Practitioner (part-time)

82

54

49

Practitioner (full-time)

4,469

4,531

4,789

Practitioner (part-time)

750

810

908

Admin

1,577

1,555

1,592

Sessional

1,457

1,823

1,810

Student

172

268

198

Volunteer

6,023

7,461

8,407

Total

16,057

18,013

19,356