Youth Custody

Justice written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the maximum population capacity of each (a) secure children's home, (b) secure training centre and (c) young offender institution was in each year since 2002.

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 following tables provide the information, as at 1 April in each year since 2002: the maximum number of secure children home places provided under contract to the Youth Justice Board; the maximum capacity of each secure training centre; and the maximum number of places for young people under 18 at each young offender institution which accommodates young people under that age.

Places at secure children's homes contractually provided to the Youth Justice Board, as at 1 April: 2002 - 09
Aldine House Atkinson Unit Aycliffe Young Peoples Centre Barton Moss Secure Unit Briars Hey (Orchard House) Brunel Unit Clare Lodge Clayfields House Dales House
2002 6 11 30 17 4 0 8 9 6
2003 4 11 35 18 7 6 8 9 8
2004 5 10 30 20 0 0 0 12 0
2005 5 10 30 20 0 0 0 12 0
2006 5 10 30 20 0 0 0 12 0
2007 5 10 30 20 0 0 0 12 0
2008 5 10 30 20 0 0 0 12 0
2009 5 10 30 20 0 0 0 12 0
Dyson Hall (Gladstone Unit) East Moor Secure Unit Hillside Lincolnshire Unit Kyloe House Leverton Secure Unit Orchard Lodge Red Bank Community Centre Redsands (Oak House)
2002 9 34 14 4 3 2 16 28 4
2003 16 34 14 7 3 0 18 28 0
2004 16 34 14 7 3 0 18 28 0
2005 16 34 14 7 3 0 18 28 0
2006 16 34 14 7 3 0 18 28 0
2007 16 34 14 7 3 0 18 28 0
2008 0 34 14 8 3 0 16 28 0
2009 0 34 15 8 3 0 16 28 0
St . John's Tiffield Stamford House Stoke House Sutton Place Safe Centre Swanwick Lodge Thornbury House Vinney Green Total
2002 8 0 4 7 5 7 18 254
2003 8 20 0 8 8 7 20 297
2004 0 0 0 8 10 0 20 235
2005 0 0 0 8 10 0 20 235
2006 0 0 0 8 10 0 20 235
2007 0 0 0 8 10 0 20 235
2008 0 0 0 8 10 0 20 218
2009 0 0 0 8 10 0 20 219
Note:

Capacity shown includes YJB-contracted beds only; some secure children's homes have additional beds for looked-after young people.

Capacity of secure training centres, as at 1 April: 2002 - 09
Medway Hassockfield Rainsbrook Oakhill( 1) Total
2002 44 42 44 0 130
2003 76 42 76 0 194
2004 76 42 76 0 194
2005 76 42 76 80 274
2006 76 42 76 80 274
2007 76 58 87 80 301
2008 76 58 87 80 301
2009 76 58 87 80 301
(1) For a number of periods up to 2008, occupancy levels at Oakhill were capped below the maximum capacity level.
Number of places for young people under 18 in young offender institutions, as at 1 April: 2002 - 09
Ashfield Brinsford Brockhill Bullwood Hall Castington Cookham Wood Downview Eastwood Park Feltham Foston Hall Hindley
2002 303 224 14 30 280 0 0 10 240 0 192
2003 202 224 14 30 280 0 0 10 240 0 192
2004 202 224 0 30 168 0 0 10 240 0 192
2005 360 224 0 30 168 0 16 10 240 0 192
2006 360 224 0 0 168 17 16 16 240 0 192
2007 400 168 0 0 168 17 16 16 240 16 192
2008 400 112 0 0 168 157 16 16 240 16 192
2009 400 112 0 0 168 157 16 16 240 16 440

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Huntercombe Lancaster Farms New Hall Onley Parc Stoke Heath Thorn Cross Warren Hill Werrington Wetherby Woodhill Total
2002 360 130 48 240 28 202 60 213 132 360 0 3,066
2003 360 130 48 240 28 202 60 213 132 360 0 2,965
2004 360 130 48 0 28 202 60 216 132 360 0 2,602
2005 360 130 48 0 36 202 60 216 132 360 0 2,784
2006 360 250 26 0 36 202 60 222 160 360 8 2,917
2007 360 250 26 0 64 202 70 222 160 360 8 2,955
2008 360 240 26 0 64 202 0 222 160 360 0 2,951
2009 360 0 26 0 64 202 0 222 160 408 0 3,007

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