Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|2 Mar 2020, 3:49 p.m.||Young Offenders||Lee Anderson|
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce the number of behaviour management incidents in custody for young offenders.
Answer (Lucy Frazer)
The number of children in custody has declined by 70% over the past decade, leading to a concentrated cohort of children with particularly complex needs, most of whom are serving sentences for more serious or violent offences. The safety of all children and staff is paramount, so we have taken the following measures:
We anticipate this range of new measures will lead to improved behaviour, fewer incidents and better outcomes for children.