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Young Offender Institutions: Mental Health Services

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) psychologists, (b) psychiatrists and (c) psychiatric nurses work in (i) privately and (ii) publicly operated youth offender institutions in England and Wales. (202725)

The information requested for young offender institutions (YOIs) in England is not collected.

In England, a national mapping and inventory exercise of child health, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and maternity services is undertaken annually by the Department of Health and Durham University.

The next report will, for the first time, include data specific to children and young people subject to the criminal justice system. This is expected in November 2008.

Further information is available on the Child Health, CAMHS and Maternity Mapping website at:

The commissioning of secondary/tertiary care health services to YOIs based in Wales is the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly Government/NHS Wales.