Results 21–40 of 3000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Victoria Atkins

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Oakhill Secure Training Centre (26 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are committed to ensuring the safety of all young people in the youth custody estate. If any member of staff at Oakhill Secure Training Centre has concerns about possible abuse they can report this via the Safeguarding Team, which works in co-operation with relevant statutory safeguarding partners. Referrals include not only incidents which occurred at the centre, but also any abuse...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: As part of the Government’s ambition to protect and better support victims of domestic abuse, the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 introduces a range of measures to help protect victims of domestic abuse and their children. These include important new protections and support for victims ensuring that abusers will no longer be allowed to directly cross-examine their victims in the family and civil...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Independent Monitoring Boards: Recruitment (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Independent Monitoring Boards (IMBs) play an important role in supporting the Ministry of Justice to improve the safety and security of our prisons. Although the IMB is responsible for the recruitment of its volunteers, the Department recognises the challenges that exist in recruiting members to some individual Monitoring Boards. MoJ has, therefore, increased the funding available to the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Visits (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: I refer the honourable member to the answer I gave on Monday 4 April to PQ 147093. "We do not collect data centrally on which prisons hold family days. Anyone wishing to visit a prisoner should consult the following link to determine what facilities are available for doing so: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/prisons-in-england -and-wales. HMPPS continues to fund contracted family...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Cost of Living (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Prison Officer pay is reviewed annually by the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) who consider evidence from a range of parties and make recommendations for Government. The Government submitted its evidence to the PSPRB on 23rd February 2022. We expect the PSPRB to report with recommendations for Government in the coming months and the Government will announce the 2022/23 pay award...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Non-molestation orders are civil orders made by the family court to protect victims and their children from the harm of domestic abuse. Breach of an order is a criminal offence. The police take breaches of such protective orders extremely seriously and have the necessary powers to arrest, investigate and commence criminal proceedings. Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Victim Support Schemes (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Following the restructuring programme implemented from 1st June 2016, the Probation Service Victim Liaison Officer (VLO) job title was disbanded and aligned to the Probation Services Officer (PSO) function. This change was to improve the service delivered by the Probation Service to victims across England and Wales. We have now introduced greater flexibility into the role by subsuming the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Dictionaries (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The information requested is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Dictionaries will be made available for prisoners that request them. The Incentives Policy Framework (IPF) identifies those items that Governors must allow each prisoner when requested, irrespective of incentive level. Writing and reading materials, including dictionaries, form part of this...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Data on the age and location of prisoners throughout the adult estate is provided in the ‘prison population tool’ which is released as part of the Offender Management Statistics quarterly series. The most recent document can be accessed via the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1050261/Prison_Populatio...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Projections for the young adult population only include those aged 18-20, and are available up to July 2025 here: Juvenile, young adult and adult populations by sex. Projections for the young adult population only include those aged 18-20, and are available up to July 2025 here: Juvenile, young adult and adult populations by sex.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners (25 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The requested information is published quarterly at: Offender management statistics quarterly - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison and Probation Service: Coronavirus (21 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: HM Prison and Probation Service’s Covid-19 Special Payments Scheme was operated during 2020 only. This was an important set of interventions introduced to support prison and probation services and safeguard staff and offenders during the early period of the COVID19 pandemic when staff absence levels were high, the working environment challenging, and the resilience of the workforce under...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Oakhill Secure Training Centre (21 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We have understood this to refer to the independent review of safeguarding being undertaken by Sheila Durr, who is a specialist safeguarding children consultant. Ms Durr began her review in January 2022 which has not yet completed. To date, she has not raised any issues of concern with the Secretary of State.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offender Institutions (21 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: As the requested information is held at establishment level, rather than centrally, it is not possible to provide it without incurring disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offender Institutions (21 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: There are some occasions when it is necessary to remove young people from association because their behaviour is likely to be so disruptive that keeping them on ordinary location would be unsafe, or because their own safety and wellbeing cannot reasonably be assured by other means. Removal from association cannot be used as a punishment, and there are careful limits placed on the length of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Oakhill Secure Training Centre (21 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: There are some occasions when it is necessary to remove young people from association because their behaviour is likely to be so disruptive that keeping them on ordinary location would be unsafe, or because their own safety and wellbeing cannot reasonably be assured by other means. Removal from association cannot be used as a punishment, and there are careful limits placed on the length of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Custody: Restraint Techniques (19 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The safety and welfare of young people held in custody is our highest priority. It is our policy that physical restraint should only be used where there is no other suitable alternative and that staff should first utilise behaviour management techniques that focus on de-escalation and diversion. When restraint is used, we are clear that must be it must always be reasonable, necessary, and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners on Remand: Pregnancy (4 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Increased data collection is one of a range of reforms we have implemented following our recent policy review and introduction of a new policy framework in September 2021. We now publish data on pregnancies in prisons annually, in the HMPPS Annual Digest here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1047456/Ch_11_MBU_FINAL. ods. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Publications (4 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We appreciate the essential role books play in prison and the value they hold for prisoners, particularly where restricted regimes are in place that may mean prisoners are spending more time in their cells. We also recognise how important they are for rehabilitation purposes. The Incentives Policy Framework (IPF) outlines a list of 9 approved retailers from which family and friends can send...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Visits (4 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We do not collect data centrally on which prisons hold family days. Anyone wishing to visit a prisoner should consult the following link to determine what facilities are available for doing so: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/prisons-in-england -and-wales. HMPPS continues to fund contracted family service providers to support prisons in delivering family days subject to local...


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