To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children have been placed in Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre each week since February 2015.
29 June 2015
The safety and welfare of young people in custody is vital and the Ministry of Justice takes the issues raised in the recent Rainsbrook inspection report extremely seriously. We have taken immediate action to make sure these issues were being addressed by the operator.
The Youth Justice Board is responsible for placing all young people in a suitable secure establishment that can safely and effectively manage their individual needs and risks.
Table 1 shows the number of new admissions into Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre (STC). Young people can be placed from the community as the result of a custodial remand or sentence being given by the courts, or can be transferred from another youth secure establishment.
Table 1: Number of new placements (admissions) into Rainsbrook STC from the week commencing 2 February 2015 to the week commencing 27 April 2015
Number of new placements (admissions)
1. A young person can appear as a new admission more than once during the reporting period. This would account for those young people who are released and subsequently recalled to custody, remanded or sentenced on new matters.
2. The information presented is based on unpublished operational data.
3. The information comes from Youth Justice Board's eAsset database which is the booking system used to place young people into custody.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing and can be subject to change over time.