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Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which young offender institutions have been found by inspectors to be using health care beds for behaviour management purposes in the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (203585)

To provide information for the last five years would be at disproportionate cost. However, in reports published since January 2007, Her Majesties Inspectorate of Prisons has identified five young offenders institutions which have been using health care beds for behaviour management purposes—HMP and YOI Brinsford, HMYOI Hindley, HMYOI Lancaster Farms, HMP and YOI Lewes and HMP and YOI Parc.

Action plans produced in response to the recommendations made in the Brinsford and Hindley reports have confirmed that young people at these prisons are no longer placed in the health care unit for behaviour management reasons. A health care needs analysis is being undertaken at Lancaster Farms and will consider this issue. Action plans have yet to be produced in respect of the Lewes and Parc reports.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many injuries were sustained by offenders held in (a) secure training centres, (b) secure children’s homes and (c) young offender institutions in each year since 2000, broken down by establishment; and if he will make a statement. (204313)

The Youth Justice Board has been collecting data against common definitions from April 2007. Comparable data across the children and young people’s custodial estate is not available for earlier periods.

The following table shows the number of injuries sustained by trainees as a result of assault, restraint or self harm.

20072008

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

Secure training centres

Hassockfield

3

14

1

1

9

5

5

5

0

1

2

Rainsbrook

0

1

1

1

2

1

0

6

2

0

1

Oakhill

13

26

16

11

36

21

25

8

8

3

3

Medway

20

14

11

20

10

7

4

14

6

8

4

Young offender institutions

Ashfield

3

8

15

13

16

9

15

7

10

3

1

Parc

1

0

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Brinsford

9

9

1

3

3

1

2

4

3

4

1

Castington

1

1

0

3

2

1

2

0

3

1

2

Feltham

17

17

17

21

4

8

1

12

0

4

15

Hindley

4

2

3

3

1

5

0

2

2

6

3

Huntercombe

0

8

10

3

3

0

11

17

0

2

5

Lancaster Farms

5

15

10

21

7

1

3

4

2

1

4

Stoke Heath

0

1

2

7

4

2

3

1

4

3

1

Thorn Cross

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Warren Hill

11

10

2

2

1

3

2

1

5

3

1

Werrington

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

2

Wetherby

1

2

1

1

0

3

2

1

0

4

9

CookhamWood1

0

0

0

0

n/a

n/a

1

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

Downview

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Eastwood Park

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Foston Hall

0

0

15

5

13

19

8

1

4

6

5

New Hall

1

0

5

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

0

Secure children’s homes

Aldine House

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Atkinson Unit

0

0

4

2

1

0

0

2

1

0

1

Aycliffe

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Barton Moss

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clayfields

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Moor

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

Gladstone House

0

0

0

1

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

Hillside

0

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

Kyloe House

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

4

1

2

0

2

1

2

0

0

2

0

Orchard Lodge

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

Red Bank

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

Sutton Place

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Swanwick Lodge

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vinney Green

2

2

2

3

2

2

6

15

1

0

2

1 Cookham Wood was unoccupied for part of the period.

Note:

Data provided by the YJB. These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and can be subject to change over time.