Restraint Techniques

Justice written question – answered on 2nd November 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the membership of the Physical Control in Care (a) Management and (b) Medical Panel Board was in each year since 2004; what professional (i) qualifications, (ii) experience and (iii) affiliations each member had; on what dates the management board has met since 2004; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each such meeting.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The Physical Control in Care Management Board met on 5 November 2007, 26 February 2008, 9 June 2008 and 10 December 2008. Membership of the board was made up of officials from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Department for Children, Schools and Families, Department of Health, Ofsted, Northern Ireland Office and the Youth Justice Board. The board was chaired by Ministers from both the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The minutes of these meetings are policy-restricted.

The Physical Control in Care Medical Panel Board has produced two reports both of which are in the public domain. The first in 2005 and the second in 2007. All Members that served on the board and their professional backgrounds are listed in the following table.

Name Occupation
Professor Susan Bailey Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist, Prestwich Hospital
Dr Heather Payne Consultant Paediatrician in Community Child Health, Ysprad Mynach Hospital
Barry Walker Aycliffe Secure Services (secure children's home)
James Hunter Consultant Trauma and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
Dr Mike Lindsay Senior Professional Adviser (Children's Rights), National Care Standards Commission
Steve Hart National Lead Inspector, Commission for Social Care Inspection
Dr Richard Barnett Physiotherapist
Dr Christophe Bradish Orthopaedic Surgeon

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