Young Offenders

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Stern Baroness Stern Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What reviews are being carried out by the Youth Justice Board into the strip searching of juveniles in custody.

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

The Youth Justice Board plans to review practices surrounding full searches and is currently scoping the review, which is likely to include all secure establishments accommodating young people under 18 and contractors escorting them to and from court.

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