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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Video Conferencing (4 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Secure social video calling was introduced in all prisons across England and Wales as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain family ties when social visits were limited in prisons. To offer fair and equal access, all prisoners are offered one 30-minute video call per month at no cost to them or their families as an alternative form of social contact. Additional video calls...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Suicide (4 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Prison Officer Entry Level Training Exceptional Delivery Model has been reviewed and has moved to a Level 3 Custody & Detention Apprenticeship in 2021/22 which enhances practical skills and is in line with adult learning principles and reflective practice which all new prisons officers complete. During the foundation training element there is an 8-week period of learning at a designated...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Training (4 Apr 2022)

Victoria Atkins: From April 2021 until 28 March 2022, 42,657 prisoners started 107,076 courses in total. In the same time period, 42,574 prisoners completed 104,827 courses in total. Information on the proportion of prisoners entering prison without qualifications and who leave with improved literacy in the last five years could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Information on participation and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: During the last decade, a major review of prison officer numbers was undertaken as part of the ‘Prison Unit Cost Programme (PUCP). The PUCP delivered annualised savings of £306 million (15%) over the period 2013-16 against a 2012/13 baseline. Part of the PUCP involved benchmarking of staffing levels across public sector prisons to ensure more efficient delivery of a safe, decent and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Service: Staff (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Please see accompanying excel file for the number of HMPPS staff employed in each of the Prison Service Establishment Regions, since 31 March 2010. 144863_table (xlsx, 26.0KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Length of Service (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Please see accompanying excel file for figures relating to the mean and median length of time in employment of band 3-5 prison officers in each Prison Service Establishment Region since 31 March 2010. 144862_table (xlsx, 25.4KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs), and Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVAs), are commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), through grant funding provided by Government for local practical, emotional and therapeutic support services for victims of all crime types, including sexual violence and domestic abuse. It is for PCCs to assess local demand and allocate...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: In the last 12 years there have been a number of different teams managing Prison Officer Recruitment. Due to these changes to the teams, and how the data is recorded, it would be deemed a disproportionate cost to undertake the manual data collection required to answer this PQ.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The number of band 3-5 officers in post, by Prison Service Structure each year since 2010 can be found in the attachement: Table 1 (headcount) and Table 2 (full time equivalent). The number of prison officers has increased by more than 4,000 in the last four years and we have committed to hiring an extra 5,000 officers by the mid-2020s. 144858_table (xlsx, 15.6KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Recruitment (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The delivery model for prison officer recruitment in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and formerly, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), has changed several times since 2010 to align with business need. This has spanned local, regional and centralised management of campaigns, as well as the current blended approach of central and local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Recruitment (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The delivery model for prison officer recruitment in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and formerly, the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), has changed several times since 2010 to align with business need. This has spanned local, regional and centralised management of campaigns, as well as the current blended approach of central and local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Offender Management Service and Prison and Probation Service: Agency Workers (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The table below shows the annual spend on agency staff for the financial years from 2010-11 to 2015-16. Beyond this point, these figures appear in the HMPPS annual report and accounts, which available online. The number of prison officers has increased by more than 4,000 in the last four years and we have committed to hiring an extra 5,000 officers by the mid-2020s. Financial Year £m ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Pay (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Prison Officer pay rates are reviewed annually through the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) process. The PSPRB process for 2022/23 is currently underway. When considering our proposals to the Prison Service Pay Review Body (PSPRB) we carefully consider the expected impact on recruitment, retention and staff morale of any proposed pay award. We have recently submitted our evidence to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse: Advisory Services (30 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: In 2021/22, the Ministry of Justice provided £150.5m for victim and witness support services. This included £276,926 to Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) and Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA) training providers, to enable them to increase their capacity to meet demand. The £150.5m for victim and witness services also includes £51m ringfenced funding to meet increased...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Greater London (29 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Violence against our dedicated staff will never be tolerated. We work closely with the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that prisoners who are violent towards staff will face the full consequences of their actions. We continue to support the effective use of the current 6,000 Body Worn Video Cameras across the estate, enabling every operational band 3-5 officer on duty to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Drugs (29 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We will never tolerate drug supply and consumption in prisons. Drugs have a significant impact on prison life, causing safety and security issues and creating barriers to successful rehabilitation. HM Prison & Probation Service does not hold data specifically on prison officers that have been prosecuted or convicted for possession with intent to supply drugs, as this information would be held...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Rehabilitation (29 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: HMPPS policy is to provide rehabilitative services, including offending behaviour programmes, to offenders in accordance with the sentence handed down by the courts, within custody, and via the enforcement of licence conditions.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Custody: Solitary Confinement (29 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The safety and welfare of young people held in custody is our highest priority and we are clear that physical restraint should only be used where it is a reasonable, proportionate and necessary response. The information requested on the number of instances of (a) solitary confinement and (b) prolonged solitary confinement in (i) Young Offender Institutions (YOIs), (ii) Secure Training...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offenders: Education (29 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Face-to-face education delivery to young people was provided throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in line with the establishments’ Exceptional Delivery Models. Providers adopted a blended learning approach to delivery, combining face-to-face and in-room education. The decrease in classroom hours was also offset by the community learning model, allowing young people to access groups on their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Coronavirus (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: HMPPS has applied the guidance criteria provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about the reporting of any work-related employee Covid cases under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations). There have been no incidents which meet the criteria as defined by HSE in relation to directly or non-directly employed staff, therefore no such cases have...


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