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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) drug caches including heroin and (b) needles used for drug-taking were found in each prison during the last year for which figures are available; and how many prisoners tested positive for heroin use in each such prison in that year. more like this
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Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong>I am sorry that the response to this question was delayed by a failure in the data collection system.</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) takes the issue of all contraband in prisons extremely seriously and deploys a comprehensive range of robust searching and security measures to detect items of contraband both at the point of entry to the prison and concealed within the prison. These include targeted searching, random and targeted mandatory drug tests, the use of x-ray machines and CCTV surveillance cameras, Body Orifice Security Scanners to detect contraband secreted internally, and the imposition of closed (non-contact) visits. Prisoners found with prohibited items face swift and robust punishment. This can include having days added to their custody, being transferred to a different prison and losing privileges.</p><p> </p><p>The table below gives the number of seizures of heroin and needles (including improvised needles) seized in prisons in England and Wales in 2013. The third column shows the number of prisoners that tested positive for opiates, including heroin in each of those prisons. To disaggregate the data to show those samples positive for heroin from those positive for other opiates would require a detailed investigation of every prison’s locally held records, which would entail significant disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><table><thead><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Finds of heroin, needles and Opiates by establishment<sup>1</sup> 01.01. 2013 to 31.12.2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Establishment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Heroin</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Needles</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Positive Opiates Tests</strong></p></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td><p>Altcourse</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bedford</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>54</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bronzefield</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Buckley Hall</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bullingdon</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cardiff</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Channings Wood</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chelmsford</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Doncaster</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dorchester</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dovegate</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastwood Park</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Elmley</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Erlestoke</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Everthorpe</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Exeter</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Featherstone</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ford</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Forest Bank</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>123</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foston Hall</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Frankland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Garth</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guys Marsh</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hatfield</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Haverigg</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hewell</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>High Down</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Highpoint</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Holme House</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hull</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Isle Of Wight</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirkham</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>93</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirklevington Grange</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leeds</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leicester</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lewes</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lincoln</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Littlehey</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Liverpool</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Newton</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lowdham Grange</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Manchester</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New Hall</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Sea Camp</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northumberland</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nottingham</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oakwood</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Onley</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Parc</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pentonville</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Peterborough</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Preston</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ranby</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Risley</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rochester</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rye Hill</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stafford</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Standford Hill</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Stoke Heath</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Styal</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sudbury</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Swansea</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thameside</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Mount</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Verne</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Wolds</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wandsworth</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wayland</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wealstun</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wormwood Scrubs</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>203</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>192</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1328</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Heroin finds have reduced by 82% when compared to 2007, positive opiate tests by 82% also, and the total number of incidents of drug finds has fallen by 19% since 2007. And, under this Government, the Random Mandatory Drug Testing rate has reached the lowest level since records began.</p><p> </p><p>No drugs or equipment were found, or opiate tests failed, in 2013 at prison establishments that are not listed above.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>It is important to note that many drugs are similar in appearance and in many cases drugs seized are not categorically identified by scientific analysis. Many will have been identified by appearance only.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>All figures in this answer have been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. The data are not subject to audit.</p>
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of child abuse have been reported in youth custody environments in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Establishments must report to their local authority for investigation any suspected cases of abuse or instances where a child is identified as having suffered, or is at risk of, significant harm. If the allegation or concern involves a member of staff, the establishment will report this to the designated officer, whose job it is to investigate concerns involving adults working with children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Arrangements for the governance of child protection referrals are agreed between the establishment and the local authority, through Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards. Data on the referrals made through this process are collected locally and monitored in line with the agreed protocols.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Child protection referrals can cover a range of incidents, including complaints made by young people about any aspect of their treatment in custody. It is not possible centrally to determine how many of these referrals relate to particular concerns.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Youth Justice Board (YJB) requires each establishment to demonstrate how it fulfils its statutory safeguarding duty and undertakes a monitoring function to assure itself of performance against statutory responsibilities. Service specifications clearly reinforce and reflect the requirement that establishments and their LSCB will reach agreement on how they work together<em>.</em> This agreement will include how establishments must report to their local authority for the investigation of any suspected cases of abuse or instances where a child is identified as having suffered, or is at risk of, significant harm.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is supported by robust independent inspections by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for all under 18 YOIs, which take place annually, and by HMI Prisons, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in Secure Training Centre’s (STCs), and by Ofsted in Secure Children’s Homes (SCHs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The inspectorates will speak to young people and staff, review documents and observe practice. They will also engage with other partners, including local authorities, in order to fully test partnership working and delivery of child protection arrangements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The YJB’s established relationships with these inspectorates ensures that they are made aware of any systemic issues or concerns within a particular establishment, and are then able to subsequently take appropriate action.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The YJB augments inspection findings and the outcome of local authority audits with its own assurance monitoring to identify any trends and concerns within the youth secure estate. In all cases the YJB interrogates findings and any identified or emerging trends, and takes appropriate action where necessary, including:</p><p> </p><p>· the YJB’s own referral to local authorities for investigation;</p><p> </p><p>· requests to inspectorates to instigate urgent reviews and</p><p> </p><p>· the requirement that establishments/providers instigate action plans for service improvement.</p><p>The YJB continues to monitor the progress of these actions, in order to ensure its statutory responsibilities for maintaining the safety and well being of children in custody are fulfilled.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
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