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Pupil Exclusions: Young Offenders

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of young men in young offender institutions have previously been excluded from school. (234218)

This information is not collected centrally. However, a report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons in 2004 ‘Juveniles in Custody’ stated that 83 per cent. of boys had been excluded from school. The research concentrated on young people under the age of 18 within YOIs.

Also, the Ministry of Justice has recently published research ‘The problems and needs of newly sentenced prisoners: results from a national survey’ which surveyed 1,457 newly sentenced prisoners, of which 181 were young offenders aged 18 to 20. 52 per cent. of young offenders participating in the survey said they had been permanently excluded from school.