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Secure Training Centres: Physical Restraint

Volume 688: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the data covering staffing levels, use of restraint and non-accidental injuries in secure training centres for the period July to September 2006 will be placed in the Library of the House. [HL637]

The information referred to, which has been supplied by the Youth Justice Board, is in the table below. I am placing a copy in the Library.

Staffing, non-accidental injuries and use of restraint in secure training centres, July - September 20061

Medway

Rainsbrook

Oakhill

Hassockfeld

Minimum Staffing Levels (MSL) met?

Met

Met

Not fully met2

met

Occasions of injuryarising from self-harm3

47

18

96

31

Other non-accidental injuries

0

0

0

0

Occasions on which restraint was used

282

144

199

109

1 The data have been supplied by the secure training centres and verified by the YJB monitoring team. The centres have been asked to report “all occasions of injury from self harm, no matter how minor”.

2 Oakhill met its MSL requirement for custody officers throughout the quarter, apart from a period from the evening of 22 September to the afternoon of 24 September when up to three custody officers were absent. On 11 July, one of the MSLs of five health care staff required between 07.30 and 08.30 was not met. The centre was unable to meet the MSL for provision of a social worker as part of its assessment team from 28 July until 11 September.

3 The majority of injuries required no treatment, the most common being superficial scratches.