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Antisocial Behaviour: Milton Keynes

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) parenting orders, (b) parenting contracts and (c) antisocial behaviour orders were initiated in Milton Keynes in each year since their introduction. (155669)

Parenting orders were piloted between 30 September 1998 and 31 March 2000 but data showing the breakdown by area are not available. Parenting orders were commenced in England and Wales in June 2000. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) has since April 2000 collected the number of parenting orders by youth offending team (YOT) area, as reported to it by youth offending teams including education-related orders where the YOT has been involved. The number of parenting orders relating to crime or antisocial behaviour from April 2000 until March 2007 and those related to non-attendance of children at school until March 2004 reported to the YJB by Milton Keynes YOT are shown in table A:

Table A: Parenting orders related to youth offending or antisocial behaviour and non-attendance reported by Milton Keynes YOT

Youth offending or antisocial behaviour

Non-attendance where YOT involved

2000-01

0

0

2001-02

1

1

2002-03

0

0

2003-04

0

0

2004-05

2

see table B

2005-06

0

see table B

2006-07

0

see table B

Since September 2004, the Department for Children, Schools and Families has collected data on the number of parenting orders in England related to non-attendance of children at school and exclusion from school at local authority level. Between 1 September 2004 and 13 April 2007 Milton Keynes did not report any applications to the courts for parenting orders in the case of exclusions.

The number of parenting orders made following truancy prosecution between 1 September 2004 and 13 April 2007 is shown in table B.

Table B: Parenting orders made following truancy prosecution between 1 September 2004 and 13 April 2007

School year

Number

2004-05

0

2005-06

2

2006-07

0

Data on parenting contracts in cases of antisocial behaviour and criminal conduct is collected by the Youth Justice Board as reported by YOTs. Since recording began in April 2004 of the number of final warnings with an intervention or relevant court disposal supported by a parenting contract, Milton Keynes YOT has reported no parenting contracts in the period April 2004 to March 2007.

Recording of the number of final warnings with an intervention or relevant court disposal supported by a voluntary parenting intervention, without a parenting contract, also began in April 2004. Milton Keynes YOT reported 31 such voluntary parenting interventions in the year April 2004 to March 2005, 41 in 2005-06 and 54 in 2006-07.

DCSF also collects data on the number of parenting contracts agreed with parents following bad behaviour/ truancy in school. The number of parenting contracts agreed in the case of poor attendance (truancy) at school between 1 September 2004 and 13 April 2007 is shown in table C.

Table C: Parenting contracts for truancy

School year

Number

2004-05

0

2005-06

19

2006-07

9

The number of antisocial behaviour orders as reported to the Home Office by the Court Service where prohibitions have been imposed in the Milton Keynes borough council local authority area is shown in table D.

Table D: Antisocial behaviour orders in Milton Keynes

Number

1 April 1999 to May 2000

n/a

1 June 2000 to 31December 2000

0

2001

3

2002

0

2003

4

2004

13

2005

2

Total

22

n/a = Not available.

Notes:

1. Between 1 April 1999 and 31 May 2000 data were collected on aggregate numbers only by police force area.

2. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source:

As reported to the Home Office by the Court Service.