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Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many injuries were sustained by juvenile and young adult offenders held in (a) young offender institutions and (b) secure children's homes during restrictive physical interventions in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. (197308)

Young adults are not placed in secure children's homes. The Youth Justice Board has been collecting restraint data against common definitions across the secure estate since April 2007. The following table shows the requested information for the period 1 April 2007 to 31 January 2008 in relation to under-18 young offender institutions and secure children's homes. It comprises all cases where any treatment (however minor) was required. Information on injuries to young adults in senior young offender institutions is not collected centrally.

Establishment type

Number of injuries

Young offender institutions


Secure children's homes



Data supplied by the Youth Justice Board from administrative computer systems