Youth Custody: Coronavirus

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 18th November 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the number of hours of time out-of-cell per child by establishment throughout the youth secure estate for each day since 1 April 2020.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Data on ‘time out of room’ is not collected centrally across the whole of the youth secure estate, as Secure Training Centres and Secure Children’s Homes operate standardised regimes where children and young people are ‘unlocked’ throughout the course of an establishment’s daily regime.

The Youth Custody Service collects ‘time out of room’ information from under 18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) for management information purposes. Improvements to data collection processes were made in August this year to ensure data robustness and to enable comparability between the YOIs. There are no current plans to publish YOI ‘time out of room’ figures as a specific dataset.

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