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Youth Custody: Manpower

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) governors, (b) officers and (c) other staff in the youth secure estate are of each ethnic group. (321305)

Information on the ethnic group of staff in the youth secure estate is contained in the following table. The information refers to staff directly employed by the National Offender Management Service and staff at Ashfield and Parc young offender institutions (YOI), which are operated by private contractors. Where a YOI is not entirely dedicated to holding young people (15 to 17-year-olds) it is not possible to disaggregate the staffing and the entire staffing of the YOI has been included in the answer. Obtaining information on non-employed staff engaged in the young people's estate is not possible without incurring disproportionate cost.

Ethnicity of staff employed within young people's estate1

Ethnic group

Operational managers2

Officers3

Other staff

Total4

Asian

0

44

57

102

Black

4

45

41

98

Mixed

1

35

19

55

Other ethnic group

3

16

10

30

White

121

2,172

1,637

4,356

Not declared

2

181

138

323

Total

131

2,493

1,902

4,964

Percentage black and minority ethnic5

6.2

6.1

7.2

6.1

1 The establishments included in the totals are: Ashfield, Castington, Cookham Wood, Feltham, Hindley, Huntercombe, Parc, Stoke Heath, Warren Hill, Werrington, Wetherby, Eastwood Park, Downview, New Hall, Foston Hall. 2 Governors are now known as operational managers. 3 Includes prison officers, senior officers and principal officers and prison custody officers in contracted establishments. 4 Information for Ashfield could not be broken down by grade and so is included only in the total column. Hence the columns do not sum to the total. 5 Percentage recorded as black and minority ethnic of total with known ethnicity.