Youth Custody: Coronavirus

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th January 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December to Question 125977 on Youth Custody, when the programme of research to evaluate and learn lessons from the impact and response to covid-19 was commissioned by the Youth Custody Service.

Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December to Question 125977 on Youth Custody, which (a) academics and (b) others have been commissioned by the Youth Custody Service to carry out the programme of research to evaluate and learn lessons from the impact and response to covid-19.

Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December to Question 125977 on Youth Custody, what the timescale is for the programme of research to evaluate and learn lessons from the impact and response to covid-19 commissioned by the Youth Custody Service.

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

The Youth Custody Service commissioned the Covid-19 Research and Evaluation Programme in May 2020 in order to enable learning from the experiences of dealing with Covid-19 to improve youth custody in the long-term. It is being undertaken by HMPPS YCS Psychology Services with independent direction by Professor Neal Hazel. It is envisaged that the final reports be will available in the summer.

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