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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Youth Custody: Restraint Techniques (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Data on the use of force on children in the youth custodial estate is included in the aggregated annually published “Youth Justice Statistics” report which form part of the Youth justice statistics series (Youth justice statistics: 2020 to 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Restraint should only be used where there is no other suitable alternative. To improve the monitoring of these instances,...

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

Victoria Atkins: HMPPS does not have a standard definition of ‘retention rates’ however we do publish information on leaving rates which can be used as a proxy. The leaving rate is the number of staff who have left the department in the previous 12 months divided by the average number of people in post over the same period of time. Figures for leaving rates requested can be found in the accompanying Excel...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Vacancies (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Flexibility to determine elements of their staffing complement has been devolved to prison governors and there has been variation over time on how they choose to fill roles at a local level and manage their vacancy rates. Therefore, there has been no routine collation and publication of yearly vacancy rates at a regional level.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The number of band 3-5 officers in post in HMPPS HQ and Area Services each year since 2010 can be found below in table 1. Prison officers are based in HMPPS HQ and area services when they have not been allocated to a prison. These are mainly officers who are on detached duty with no fixed location or are Prison Officer Entry Level trainers. It may also include a few staff redeploying from...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Rehabilitation (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are committed to ensuring all those who need drug treatment in prison have access to a full range of treatment options, including abstinence-based interventions, to support a meaningful recovery from drug dependency. The number of starts in custody of HMPPS accredited substance misuse programmes, 12-months ending March 2010 to 12-months ending March 2021, can be found in the: HMPPS Annual...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Rehabilitation (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Democratic Therapeutic Communities (DTCs) in Prisons are available across five prisons in England. These are provided at HMPs Grendon, Dovegate, Gartree, Warren Hill, and HMP Send (for women). 14 DTCs are delivered across these five sites, including three that have been enhanced to work with those with learning disabilities. Each DTC is delivered jointly by Prison Officers and clinical...

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

Victoria Atkins: We set out plans in the Prisons Strategy White Paper to deliver a Prisoner Education Service that will raise levels of offender numeracy, literacy, skills and qualifications over the course of their custody, with the aim of securing jobs or apprenticeships after they leave custody. As the first phase of this work, we are: - Introducing new KPIs on education attendance and progress in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Personality Disorders (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The OPD national evaluation report was completed in Autumn 2020 having been subject to standard MoJ analytical review processes. These processes include internal quality assurance and sending a draft of the report to two external independent reviewers for comment. Once the report is finalised and signed off by MoJ Head of Profession for social research, communication plans are put up to...

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

Victoria Atkins: We set out plans in the Prisons Strategy White Paper to deliver a Prisoner Education Service that will raise levels of offender numeracy, literacy, skills and qualifications over the course of their custody, with the aim of securing jobs or apprenticeships after they leave custody. As part of this work we have, and will continue to engage with prison educators, providers and relevant trade...

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

Victoria Atkins: Data on the number of both directly and indirectly employed HMPPS staff, testing positive for Covid-19 is provided on GOV.UK as part of the HMPPS workforce quarterly series. Figures for non-directly employed staff, however, will include some non-prison staff. The most recent release was published 17 February and covers the period to the end of January 2022. It can be accessed via the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Offender Management Service and Prison and Probation Service: Staff (28 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The number of staff in post in HMPPS HQ and Area Services each year since 2010 can be found below in table 1 (headcount) and table 2 (full time equivalent). Table 1: HMPPS HQ and Area Services staff in post1, by financial year as at 31 March 2010 to 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2021 (Headcount) Headcount HMPPS HQ2,3 Area Services3 Total 31-Mar-2010 3,718 609 4,327 ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Staffordshire (24 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are investing £3.8 billion over the next three years to deliver 20,000 additional, modern prison places, including 2,000 temporary prison places, across England and Wales, by the mid-2020s. This includes 60 places at HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall in Staffordshire. Sites have not yet been confirmed for all additional spaces. Feasibility and scoping work have been initiated to identify expansion...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Young Offenders: Reoffenders (24 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Proven youth reoffending statistics are not available by Local Justice Area. Youth reoffending figures by region are published as part of the Proven Reoffending Statistics release and can be found at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1049794/Geographical_dat a_tool_apr08_mar20_Final.xlsx. Equivalent figures for 2020/21 will be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners (23 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: I will write to the honourable member in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse (23 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Government is on track to publish a report about the extent to which individuals, when they are using contact centres in England, are protected from the risk of domestic abuse or, in the case of children, other harm. This will be delivered by April 2023 as set out in section 83 of the Domestic Abuse Act.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Drugs (22 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: HM Prison & Probation Service does not hold data on police referrals as a result of the Conduct and Discipline process. Drug supply and consumption in prison has a significant impact on prison life, causing safety and security issues and creating barriers to successful rehabilitation. HMPPS is proactive in detecting, investigating and taking disciplinary action against the small number of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Females (22 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: As set out in the Prisons Strategy White Paper, we recognise that prisoner-facing technology can be transformative, including in supporting women with their rehabilitation and preparation for resettlement. To date, we have invested widely in prisoner communication, including rolling out video calling technology in July 2020 and email-reply systems in Autumn 2020 in all women’s prisons. We...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Holme House Prison: Drugs (21 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Drug Recovery Prison pilot at HMP Holme House ran from April 2017 until March 2020. It was a jointly supported programme commissioned by both the Ministry of Justice and HM Prison and Probation Service and the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and Improvement. NHS England and Improvement as well as HM Prison and Probation Service continue to support the programme with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Sexual Offences (16 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Ministry of Justice holds data on the number of prisoners convicted of (a) rape and (b) other sexual offences who were held in a category D open prison in each year between 1997 and 2010. This can be viewed in the attached table. The required dates for PQ135716 (between 2007 and 2010) are a subset of the data required for PQ135715 and so are contained within the same attachment. For...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Rehabilitation (16 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: As set out in our Prisons Strategy White Paper, we are building on the £50 million investment made in 2021 by spending £200 million a year by 2024-25 on reducing reoffending. We will spend this on improving prison leavers’ access to accommodation, by transforming education in prisons and how we get offenders into work, substance misuse treatment and further measures for early intervention...


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