Young Offenders

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Stern Baroness Stern Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions the Youth Justice Board has used the power granted to it by Section 34 of the Offender Management Act 2007 to place sentenced children in a therapeutic setting inside (a) a young offender institute; (b) a secure training centre; or (c) a local authority secure children's home.

Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Section 34 of the Offender Management Act 2007, among other things, amends Section 107 of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 so as to confer on the Secretary of State power to specify, by order, additional types of custodial provision in which a detention and training order may be served. Section 107 has, from the outset, provided for trainees to be placed in a young offender institution, a secure training centre or a secure children's home and Section 34 would not affect placement in any of those settings. Variations in the regime followed within establishments can normally be made without legislative change.

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