Written Question on Feltham Young Offender Institution

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Date Title Questioner
2 May 2018, 4:02 p.m. Feltham Young Offender Institution Seema Malhotra

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of incidents where Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint techniques were deployed in response to (a) prisoner on staff, (b) prisoner on prisoner and (c) multi-perpetrator fights at HM Feltham Young Offenders Institution since 2010.

Answer (Dr Phillip Lee)

The safety and welfare of young people held in custody is one of the highest priorities for the Youth Custody Service (YCS). The YCS has rolled out the Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint (MMPR) technique for staff to use on young people in all Young Offender Institutes and Secure Training Centres – including Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institute (HMYOI) Feltham. MMPR has been specifically designed to reduce the use of physical restraint on young people by focusing on de-escalation techniques. It is only to be used as a last resort when there are no other suitable interventions available.

See the data below relating to the use if the (MMPR) technique for HMYOI Feltham.

Oct-16

Nov-16

Dec-16

Jan-17

Feb-17

Mar-17

Total use of MMPR incidents

83

103

62

51

66

77

- Preventing damage to property

2

0

2

0

2

4

- Preventing an escape/abscond

0

0

0

0

0

0

- Good Order and Security

4

5

1

3

1

1

- Preventing harm to self

10

12

7

6

13

17

- Prevent harm to third party

67

85

51

42

50

55

- Incitement

0

1

1

0

0

0

Notes:

  • HMYOI Feltham only started using the technique of Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint (MMPR) in October 2016, so the data below only relates to data available from this until March 2017. This period is the most up to date published data available;
  • the data collected by HMYOI Feltham is not classified in terms of ‘who the disputes were between’ – but the reason for why the MMPR was use;
  • this data is taken from monthly case level returns on the use of MMPR submitted to the Youth Justice Board (YJB) by HMYOI Feltham;
  • this data includes some 18 year olds who remain in the under 18 secure estate.
  • data received from HMYOI Feltham through monthly returns is validated before publication by an annual reconciliation process;
  • 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.

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