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Young Offender Institutions: 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 injuries were sustained by offenders held in (a) secure training centres, (b) secure children's homes and (c) young offender institutions 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 Youth Justice Board has been collecting data against common definitions from April 2007. Comparable data across the children and young people's custodial estate is not available for earlier periods.

The following table shows the number of injuries sustained by trainees as a result of assault, restraint or self harm.

2007 2008
April May June July August September October November December January February
Secure training centres
Hassockfield 3 14 1 1 9 5 5 5 0 1 2
Rainsbrook 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 6 2 0 1
Oakhill 13 26 16 11 36 21 25 8 8 3 3
Medway 20 14 11 20 10 7 4 14 6 8 4
Young offender institutions
Ashfield 3 8 15 13 16 9 15 7 10 3 1
Parc 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Brinsford 9 9 1 3 3 1 2 4 3 4 1
Castington 1 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 3 1 2
Feltham 17 17 17 21 4 8 1 12 0 4 15
Hindley 4 2 3 3 1 5 0 2 2 6 3
Huntercombe 0 8 10 3 3 0 11 17 0 2 5
Lancaster Farms 5 15 10 21 7 1 3 4 2 1 4
Stoke Heath 0 1 2 7 4 2 3 1 4 3 1
Thorn Cross 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Warren Hill 11 10 2 2 1 3 2 1 5 3 1
Werrington 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
Wetherby 1 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 0 4 9
CookhamWood(1) 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 0 n/a n/a n/a
Downview 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Eastwood Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Foston Hall 0 0 15 5 13 19 8 1 4 6 5
New Hall 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
Secure children's homes
Aldine House 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Atkinson Unit 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1
Aycliffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barton Moss 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clayfields 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Moor 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
Gladstone House 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Hillside 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Kyloe House 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lincolnshire 4 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 0
Orchard Lodge 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Red Bank 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Sutton Place 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Swanwick Lodge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vinney Green 2 2 2 3 2 2 6 15 1 0 2
(1) Cookham Wood was unoccupied for part of the period.

Note:

Data provided by the YJB. These figures 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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