Offenders: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cross-government suicide prevention strategy, including action on self-harm, will form part of their strategy on female offenders in England and Wales.

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

We are committed to improving the safety of female offenders to reduce rates of self-harm and prevent deaths.

The cross-government suicide prevention strategy recognises the importance of working across criminal justice settings to reduce suicide and self-harm. This approach will be reflected in our female offender strategy, alongside our work with the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody on the results of their rapid information gathering exercise on Preventing the Deaths of Women in Prison.

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