Young Offenders: Protection

Justice written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Rudi Vis Rudi Vis Labour, Finchley and Golders Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many child protection referrals to local children's services involving children in custody were made from each (a) prison, (b) secure training centre and (c) local authority secure children's home in the last two years.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families; Minister for the North West), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children and Youth Justice) (and Minister for the North West)

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The following table shows the total number of referrals involving children in custody made to local children's services by each under-18 custodial establishment between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2008:

Young offender institutions
Brinsford 52
Castington 1
Cookham Wood 52
Downview 6
Eastwood Park 0
Feltham 11
Foston Hall 1
Hindley 0
Huntercombe 22
Lancaster Farms 14
New Hall 7
Stoke Heath 7
Thorn Cross 39
Warren Hill 42
Werrington 51
Wetherby 76
Secure training centres
Hassockfield 69
Medway 60
Oakhill 125
Rainsbrook 48
Secure children's homes
Aldine House 4
Atkinson Unit 0
Aycliffe Young People's Centre 22
Barton Moss Secure Unit 1
Clayfieids House 2
East Moor Secure Unit 4
Hillside 20
Kyloe House 2
Lincolnshire Unit 9
Orchard Lodge 21
Red Bank Community Home 12
Sutton Place Safe Centre 3
Swanwick Lodge 1
Vinney Green 8

Figures provided by the YJB and HMPS have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and can be subject to change over time.

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