Justice written question – answered on 24th January 2013.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice
(1) how many prisoners in each prison in the UK committed self-harm in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012;
(2) how many people in prison considered to be at risk of self-harm received extra support from the Prison Service in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012;
(3) how many prisoners in HMP Lincoln considered to be at risk of self-harm received extra support from that prison in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012;
(4) what support mechanisms are in place in prisons for prisoners considered to be at risk of self-harm.
The Ministry of Justice is only responsible for prisons in England and Wales. Statistics for other areas of the UK should be obtained from the respective Administration. The number of individuals reported as self-harming in England and Wales for 2010 and 2011 are given in the following table.
Statistics on the total number of individuals who self-harmed in English and Welsh establishments during 2010 and 2011 calendar years were provided in the Safety in Custody bulletin published in July 2012. This showed there were 6,623 individuals self-harming in 2010 and 6,854 individuals self-harming in 2011. The sum of individuals in the table will add up to more than these numbers as some individuals may be counted in more than one establishment if they have been transferred and committed an act considered to be self-harm in both establishments. Statistics on reported self-harm incidents for 2012 are scheduled to be published on
|Number of individuals reported as self-harming in England and Wales by establishment, 2010-11|
|Number of individuals|
|IOW: Camp Hill||23||18|
|Sheppey: Standford Hill||(1)—||(1)—|
|(1) Five or fewer Notes: 1. These figures have been drawn directly from the National Offender Management Service's administration systems. Caution should be exercised in using these figures as they have not been quality assured to Official Statistics standards and are subject to change. The detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. Although the figures are shown to the last individual the figures may not be accurate to that level. 2. The numbers of different individuals is based on unique surname and date of birth. 3. For questions (2), (3) and (4) I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 22 January 2013, Official Report, column 222W. For (2) and (3) information on additional support provided to prisoners at risk of self-harm is not held centrally. The ACCT care planning process will identify any specific support needs of individual prisoners. For (4) The National Offender Management Service has in place a prisoner-focused care planning system for those identified as at risk of self-harm or suicide. The system, Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT), has helped prisons to manage prisoners' risk of self-harm and suicide since 2007. The vast majority of self-harm is not directly life threatening but nevertheless can be extremely distressing both for those affected by it and those who have to deal with it. There are no easy solutions to self-harm but we remain committed to managing and finding ways to reduce it.|
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