Young Offender Institutions: Solitary Confinement

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the mental health of children in young offender institutions of being placed in solitary confinement for prolonged periods of time.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We have made no formal assessment. The Youth Custody Service is reviewing the current model of separation of children and young people in young offender institutions.

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