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Secure Training Centres: Training

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of young offenders released from Medway Secure Training Centre have subsequently entered (a) full or part-time education, (b) full or part-time employment and (c) full or part-time training in each of the last five years. (310703)

Data on the percentage of young offenders who were released from specific secure training centres and who returned to education, training and employment are not collected centrally.

An indicator measuring the proportion of children and young people supervised by Youth Offending Teams who are in suitable full-time education, training or employment (ETE) by the end of their sentence now forms part of the local authority National Indicator Set. The indicator counts only children and young people in full-time, not part-time ETE, and only those who go into full-time ETE by the end of their sentence, not those who do so after the sentence closes. It counts both those completing sentences served entirely in the community and those completing the YOT-supervised community element that forms part of custodial sentences. During 2006-07, the baseline year for this indicator, performance was at 67.4 per cent. During 2007-08, this increased by 2.4 percentage points to 69.8 per cent. and during 2008-09 this increased by a further 2.4 percentage points to 72.2 per cent.