Young Offenders: Travellers

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Beecham Lord Beecham Shadow Spokesperson (Housing), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 February (HL5074), whether the guidance on good practice includes information on Gypsy, Traveller and Roma groups; and whether any secure training centres have active Gypsy, Traveller and Roma groups.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

Good practice guidance is available to staff on the NOMS intranet and comprises several sections which include ‘GTR Myths and Facts’ and ‘A Brief History of Gypsies and Travellers in the UK’.

A youth council is in place at each Secure Training Centre (STC), underpinned by a clear terms of reference that young people have been consulted on. Youth councils provide a voice for all young people in STCs, including those identifying as Gypsy, Traveller or Romany.

As part of our youth justice reforms, we will also ensure governors have increased flexibility to decide how best to meet the different needs of all young people in their establishments.

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