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Secure Children's Homes: Strip-searching

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 30 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Aldine House unit local authority secure children's home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL1031]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at the Atkinson unit local authority secure children's home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL1032]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Aycliffe local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1100]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Barton Moss local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1101]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Clayfields local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1102]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Dyson Hall local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1103]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Hillside local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1104]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Kesteven House local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1105]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Vinney Green local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1170]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Swanwick Lodge local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1171]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Sutton Place local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1172]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Red Bank local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1173]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Orchard Lodge local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006; and [HL1174]

On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Kyloe House local authority secure children’s home in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November 2006. [HL1175]

As the noble Lord will be aware following my recent replies to earlier Parliamentary Questions, information about the number of incidents of physical restraint in a number of secure children's homes has been reported to the Youth Justice Board since February 2006. However, information on restraints where a strip-search was involved is not collected centrally.