Secure Training Centres: Physical Restraint — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 13th January 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Linklater of Butterstone Baroness Linklater of Butterstone Liberal Democrat 2:45 pm, 13th January 2009

My Lords, the Minister will know that the background to this change in the amendment rules was the coroners' reports on the deaths of two children in secure training centres following restraint. What specific changes are being made to the contracts and risk-assessment training of STC staff who restrain children? Further, what have the Government done to establish the mandatory accreditation scheme for all restraint-techniques training and trainers, as recommended by the independent review and with which they have announced their agreement?