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Young Offenders

Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Gilbert Stephen Gilbert Liberal Democrat, St Austell and Newquay

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people currently held in the secure children’s estate are of no fixed abode.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Youth Justice Board collect data on individuals held in the youth secure estate, but information on home address and accommodation status is not mandatory.

Youth offending teams have a duty to work with local authorities to ensure that all young people leaving custody are provided with appropriate accommodation on release. The Government has identified improving wider resettlement of young people (including appropriate accommodation) as a key priority.

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