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Young Offender Institutions: Social Services

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many social workers left employment inside juvenile prisons in the last year. (211361)

I have been asked to reply.

Seven people left social worker posts in young offender institutions during the 12 months to 31 March 2008. (Information supplied by the Youth Justice Board.)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of social workers to children in each juvenile prison is. (211362)

I have been asked to reply.

The following table, based on information supplied by the Youth Justice Board, shows the ratio of social worker posts to trainees in each young offender institution in the secure estate for children and young people. To a certain extent, the varying ratios reflect the differing sizes of establishments. Steps are being taken to fill five posts that are currently vacant.

YOI

Ratio of social workers to trainees

Ashfield

1:200

Brinsford

1:112

Castington

1:168

Cookham Wood

1:157

Downview

0:16

Eastwood Park

0:16

Feltham

1:120

Foston Hall

0:16

Hindley

1:96

Huntercombe

1:180

Lancaster Farms

1:120

New Hall

1:26

Parc

1:64

Stoke Heath

1:202

Warren Hill

1:222

Werrington

1:160

Wetherby

1:204