To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost was to the public purse of a child placed in youth custody (a) on remand and (b) for other reasons in (i) secure children's homes, (ii) secure training centres and (iii) young offenders' institutes in the most recent period for which figures are available.
The average cost per place per year for a child placed in youth custody is:
£271,000 at a Secure Children’s Home
£201,000 at a Secure Training Centre
£119,000 at a Young Offender Institution
There is no difference in average cost if the child is placed on remand or for other reasons. These costs are inclusive of education services.