This is an operational responsibility of the Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland (Bill Lockhart). He has reported the figures in the table and advised me that the majority of the injuries can be classed as minor and includes red marks, bruises and superficial scratches.
|Injuries in past 6 months (July to December 2004)|
|Injuries in past 12 months (January to December 2004)|
Every incident involving the use of physical restraint is recorded in the appropriate log book and signed off by the Unit Manager or Duty Manager in his/her absence. These log books are subject to regular scrutiny by Senior Managers. Every incident of physical restraint is subject to review at the daily Information Meeting attended by Senior and Duty Managers.