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Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times restrictive physical interventions were used in each (a) young offender institution and (b) secure children's home in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. (197310)

Young adults are not placed in secure children's homes. The Youth Justice Board began collecting data against a common definition of restraint across the under-18 secure estate in April 2007. The following table shows the total number of restrictive physical interventions between 1 April 2007 and 31 January 2008 in each under-18 young offender institution and secure children's home. Information on restraints of young adults in senior young offender institutions is not collected centrally.

Establishment type

Number of restrictive physical interventions

Secure Childrens Homes

Aldine House

20

Atkinson Unit

91

Aycliffe

174

Barton Moss

104

Clayfields

86

Eastmoor

393

Gladstone House

86

Hillside Secure Centre

28

Kyloe House

15

Lincolnshire Secure Children's Home

154

Orchard Lodge

154

Red Bank

212

Sutton Place

63

Swanick Lodge

40

Vinney Green

63

Young Offender Institutions

Ashfield

368

PARC

52

Brinsford

105

Castington

164

Feltham

273

Hindley

297

Huntercombe

338

Lancaster Farms

293

Stoke Heath

120

Thorn Cross

0

Warren Hill

192

Werrington

226

Wetherby

318

Cookham Wood

17

Downview

22

Eastwood Park

27

Foston Hall

51

New Hall

58

Source: Data supplied by the Youth Justice Board from administrative systems