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Young Offenders: Self-mutilation

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 instances of prisoner self-harm were recorded 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 following table sets out the number of recorded self-harm incidents that occurred in under-18 custodial establishments between 1 April 2007 and 29 February 2008. The data have been provided by the Youth Justice Board.

The Youth Justice Board has been collecting data across the secure estate for children and young people against common definitions of self-harm from April 2007. Comparative data are not available for earlier periods.

2007 2008
April May June July August September October November December January February
Secure children's homes
Aldine House 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Atkinson Unit 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Aycliffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barton Moss 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clayfields 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Moor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gladstone Unit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hillside 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kyloe House 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lincolnshire 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Orchard Lodge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Redbank 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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 1 0 0 1 1 2 7 2 0 0 1
Secure training centres
Hassockfield 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2
Medway 13 6 7 7 8 4 1 6 2 1 0
Oakhill 13 26 16 10 35 15 24 7 8 0 0
Rainsbrook 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Young offender institutions
Ashfield 2 3 6 9 3 4 1 5 6 0 0
Brinsford 9 9 1 3 3 1 2 2 3 1 1
Castington 1 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 3 1 2
Cookham Wood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Downview 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37
Eastwood Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feltham 16 16 16 7 4 8 1 11 0 3 10
Foston Hall 0 0 14 5 13 18 8 0 4 6 5
Hindley 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Huntercombe 0 8 0 3 3 0 11 6 0 0 0
Lancaster Farms 0 10 6 18 5 1 3 1 1 0 1
New Hall 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Parc 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Stoke Heath 0 1 1 5 2 0 2 1 4 3 1
Thorn Cross 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warren Hill 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0
Werrington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wetherby 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
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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