Young Offenders: Suicide

Justice written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the independent review into the self-inflicted deaths of 18 to 24 year olds in custody will take into account the specific risks for young women in custody.

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

We are committed to the safety of prisoners and to preventing deaths in custody, including young adult women. The independent review into the self-inflicted deaths of 18 to 24-year-olds in custody will examine the learning from all deaths since 2007 in this age group, including of young women. The terms of reference of this review can be found at

http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/deaths-in-custody-independent-review

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