Youth Custody

Justice written question – answered on 1st February 2010.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2010, Official Report, column 1158W, on youth custody: manpower, how many (a) children and young people and (b) staff there are in each (i) secure children's home and (ii) secure training centre.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (also in Government Equalities Office), Minister of State (Government Equalities Office) (also in the Ministry of Justice)

The population of each secure children's home and secure training centre is set out in the following table. The data have been supplied by the Youth Justice Board and 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 may be subject to change over time.

Young people in secure training centres and secure children's homes, as at 1 January 2010
Unit Young people in custody
Secure children's home
Aldine House 4
Aycliffe 21
Barton Moss 18
Clayfields 10
East Moor 20
Hillside 14
Lincolnshire 8
Red Bank 21
Swanwick Lodge 12
Vinney Green 20
Secure training centre
Rainsbrook 65
Medway 59
Oakhill 61
Hassockfield 49

The Youth Justice Board agrees minimum staffing levels with providers of secure training centres.

The total number of staff employed at secure training centres and secure children's homes is decided by the relevant provider. This information is commercially confidential, as it would be of value to competitors when tendering for contracts.

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