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Medway Secure Training Centre

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were held at Medway Secure Training Centre by (a) age, (b) gender and (c) ethnicity on the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Tables 1 and 2 below set out the number and proportion of young people held at Medway Secure Training Centre by age and ethnic group on the 30 December 2016.

The majority of young people held at Medway Secure Training Centre on the 30 December 2016 were male. However, the figures have not been presented to minimise the risk of disclosing the identity of these children and young people.

Table 1: The population at Medway Secure Training Centre by age, 30 December 2016

Age (years)

15 or under*

16

17

Total

No. of young people

5

6

8

19

% of total

26%

32%

42%

100%

* The figures for those aged 15 and under have been grouped together to minimise the risk of disclosure.

Table 2: The population at Medway Secure Training Centre by ethnicity, 30 December 2016

Ethnicity

BAME or Other*

White

Total

No. of young people

8

11

19

% of total

42%

58%

100%

* The figures for those in the Black, Asian, Mixed and Other ethnic groups have been grouped together to minimise the risk of disclosure.

Notes

  • These figures are taken from a snapshot of the custodial population in the secure estate for children and young people. This data relates to the snapshot date of 30th December 2016.
  • This is monthly snapshot data and is taken on the last Friday of the month or first Friday of the following month, depending on which is nearer to the actual month end.
  • These figures are provisional and will be finalised in the Youth Justice Annual Statistics Publication for 2016/17, which is planned to be published in January 2018.

Data source

  • These figures have been drawn from an administrative IT system called the eAsset database, which is the booking system used by the Youth Justice Board to place young people into custody.
  • As with any large scale recording system, the data is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and figures can be subject to change over time.

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