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Volume 481: debated on Thursday 23 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are being taken to meet the learning and development needs of (a) youth offender team managers, (b) prison governors and (c) probation officers in their role as data controllers. (228866)

All activities undertaken by the Wiring Up Youth Justice Programme are in addition to the work these organisations (prison service, probation service and local authorities) already have under way in this area.

The key supplementary activities include:

Analysis of learning requirements and the extent to which these learning needs are currently being met by their local authority.

Input from the Information Commissioner’s office at a series of regional events.

Emphasis on the importance of registering as data controllers—this registration gives access to a wide range of support and training materials.

Provision of a range of communications activity on this subject.

Likewise, there is a code of connection to all new YJS information sharing services which also provides material and guidance in terms of information management.