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Foston Hall Prison and Young Offender Institution

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are taken to maintain the support offered to young women within the Toscana Unit at HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Foston Hall after transfer to another institution or release; and if he will make a statement on the report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on the work of the unit. (227744)

The report is very positive, referring to a stable and supportive environment. Like other juvenile secure facilities, the Toscana Unit is working with youth offending teams to ensure as much continuity as possible in the support provided to the young people throughout their sentence. That aim is underpinned by the National Standards for Youth Justice Services 2004 and by best practice guidance in the new allocations operations manual for young people which is about to be issued.