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Young Offender Institutions: Social Workers

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1248W, on young offender institutions: social workers, how many (a) social worker posts and (b) vacant social worker posts there are in each young offender institution in England and Wales. (316177)

The number of social worker posts and vacant social worker posts there are in each young offender institution in England and Wales are shown in the table.

Local authorities have a legal responsibility to provide social work services to children in need. We are actively exploring with the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and the Youth Justice Board what more we can do to ensure local authorities fulfil their responsibilities in this regard.

Establishment

Number of social worker posts

Number of vacancies

Young People’s Estate

Ashfield

2

2

Brinsford1

0

0

Castington

1

0

Cookham Wood

1

0

Feltham

2

2

Hindley

4.5

2.5

Huntercombe

2

0

Parc

0

0

Stoke Heath

1

0

Warren Hill

2.5

1.5

Werrington

1

0

Wetherby

2

1

Young Women’s Units

Downview

0.5

0.5

Eastwood Park

1

1

Foston Hall

0

0

New Hall

1

0

1 Brinsford will be decommissioned in mid-February, so will no longer be part of the young people’s estate.

Note:

The data in this table have been provided by NOMS.