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Youth Custody: Costs

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 144303, tabled on 15 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual cost to the public purse is for a place in a (a) Young Offenders Institution, (b) Secure Treatment Centre and (c) Secure Children’s Home.

Answered on

23 May 2018

The Ministry of Justice and Youth Custody Service have provided average cost per place per year for Secure Children’s Homes, Secure Training Centres and under-18 Young Offender Institutions and these costs are set out in Table 1. The prices used are for 2016-17 which are the latest available figures.

Table 1: Average price per place per year of secure Children’s Homes, Secure Training Centres and Under-18 Young Offender Institutions


Average price per place per year
(to the nearest £'000)

Secure Children's Homes (SCHs)


Secure Training Centres (STCs)


Under-18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs)


The services commissioned in secure residential accommodation are done so on the basis of meeting the individual needs of the young people accommodated there. There is not a standardised bed price for those placed in secure accommodation for either justice or welfare reasons.