Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints on the use of force by custody escort staff have been made by, or on behalf of, detained children escorted to and from (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training centres and (c) secure children’s homes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many warning signs and injuries occurred during the restraint of detained children being escorted to and from (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training centres and (c) secure children’s homes in each of the last five years.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information in relation to complaints on the Use of Force by custody escort staff for young people escorted to and from Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) is not held or collected.

Since July 2016, there have been no complaints on the Use of Force by custody escort staff for young people escorted to and from Secure Training Centres (STCs) and Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs). Prior to July 2016, whilst complaints from young people escorted to and from STCs and SCHs were recorded, the data was not broken down to indicate whether such complaints were specifically in relation to Use of Force.

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