Young Offender Institutions

Justice written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork in young offender institutions;

(2) how many young people in custody are subject to Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork to minimise the risk of self-harm and suicide.

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

The National Offender Management Service has undertaken a review of the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork process and its applicability for young people (aged under 18). The review will be completed by the end of March 2014.

Assessment, Care in Custody, and Teamwork (ACCT) is a prisoner-focused care planning system for prisoners who are identified as being at risk of self-harm and/or suicide. Young offender institutions who hold young people record and monitor the number of prisoners supported through an ACCT plan, locally. There is currently no ability to centrally report this information.

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