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Young Offenders: Self-mutilation

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many instances of prisoner self-harm were recorded 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. (204315)

The following table sets out the number of recorded self-harm incidents that occurred in under-18 custodial establishments between 1 April 2007 and 29 February 2008. The data have been provided by the Youth Justice Board.

The Youth Justice Board has been collecting data across the secure estate for children and young people against common definitions of self-harm from April 2007. Comparative data are not available for earlier periods.

20072008

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

Secure children's homes

Aldine House

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Atkinson Unit

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Aycliffe

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Barton Moss

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clayfields

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Moor

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gladstone Unit

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hillside

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

Kyloe House

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

3

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

Orchard Lodge

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Redbank

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

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

1

0

0

1

1

2

7

2

0

0

1

Secure training centres

Hassockfield

2

0

1

1

0

1

1

1

0

0

2

Medway

13

6

7

7

8

4

1

6

2

1

0

Oakhill

13

26

16

10

35

15

24

7

8

0

0

Rainsbrook

0

2

0

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

Young offender institutions

Ashfield

2

3

6

9

3

4

1

5

6

0

0

Brinsford

9

9

1

3

3

1

2

2

3

1

1

Castington

1

1

0

3

2

0

2

0

3

1

2

Cookham Wood

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Downview

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

37

Eastwood Park

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Feltham

16

16

16

7

4

8

1

11

0

3

10

Foston Hall

0

0

14

5

13

18

8

0

4

6

5

Hindley

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Huntercombe

0

8

0

3

3

0

11

6

0

0

0

Lancaster Farms

0

10

6

18

5

1

3

1

1

0

1

New Hall

0

0

4

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

Parc

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Stoke Heath

0

1

1

5

2

0

2

1

4

3

1

Thorn Cross

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Warren Hill

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

3

0

0

Werrington

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wetherby

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

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