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Youth Custody: Travellers

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 26747, tabled on 28 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Gypsy, (b) Roma and (c) Traveller children are in the youth secure estate as on 28 June 2022.

Answered on

6 July 2022

Data on the ethnic makeup of the youth estate population is published annually as part of the Youth justice statistics series and monthly as part of the Youth Custody Report. These publications, however, do not include details of traveller categories. There are no current plans to alter the ethnic groups for these publications. The broad categories included in the information released are in line with current guidance from the Race Disparity Unit of the Cabinet Office.

As of 28 June 2022, there were 16 children and young people in custody who self-designated as either white, other ethnic group, any other or white, Gypsy or Irish Traveller.