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Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques

Justice written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times physical interventions were used in secure training centres for the purposes of restraint (a) in total and (b) in each year since 2000, broken down by establishment; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The following table sets out the number of recorded restrictive physical interventions in secure training centres 1 April 2007 to March 2008. The data have been provided by the Youth Justice Board.

The Youth Justice Board has been collecting data against common definitions from April 2007. Comparable data is not available for earlier periods.

2007 2008
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March
Hassock -field 49 56 38 49 96 49 42 44 18 27 32 19
Rainsbrook 20 26 21 42 50 29 52 45 30 18 16 24
Oakhill 33 1 151 149 86 71 67 55 78 35 61 118
Medway 68 80 66 146 81 53 81 67 75 75 36 41
Total 170 270 276 386 313 202 242 211 201 155 145 202

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