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1000222
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the number of closed-contact visits in prisons to prevent smuggling. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187326 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 187327 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.617Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000223
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Video Conferencing more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the merits of using video technology to allow relatives and friends to speak to convicted prisoners at appointed times. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
grouped question UIN 187326 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:14:17.667Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000239
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Women's Centres more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number places in residential women's centres that were funded by the Government in each year since 2010. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 187366 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The publication of the female offender strategy on 27 June is the start of a new and significant programme of work to deliver better outcomes for female offenders at all points of the justice system. It sets out our vision to see fewer women in custody, especially on short-term sentences, and a greater proportion of women managed in the community successfully.</p><p> </p><p>Our vision for the ‘residential women’s centres’ pilot is the provision of an intensive residential support package in the community for women at risk of, or having served, short custodial sentences. The intention is to divert them from custody where appropriate and support them to address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any past or existing provision that fully accords with this, therefore we are unable to provide any information about how many places in women’s residential centres were funded by the Government in each year since 2010. However, there are several similar small-scale models such as Willowdene Farm, Anawim and Threshold Housing First, whose experiences and knowledge will be used to inform the work undertaken in the residential women’s centres pilot.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:22:38.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:22:38.327Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1000286
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Brexit more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees in relation to the UK leaving the EU since July 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 187302 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has not incurred any expenditure on consultancy related to EU Exit from July-16 to date.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:19:55.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:19:55.257Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1001928
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Women's Centres more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will publish its map of women's centres and rape crisis centres. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burgon more like this
uin 188123 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Women’s centres and rape support centres are independent organisations. The MoJ has provided funding to both, but does not oversee their work and bears no responsibility for maintaining records of them. Maps have been produced in the past showing snapshots of their number and location at that point in time. The women’s centres map was published in guidance for the police on working with vulnerable women, alongside the female offender strategy in June 2018; the rape support centres map has been shared with various stakeholders, but has not been published and there are no plans at present to publish it.</p><p>Our female offender’s strategy sets out a programme of work to improve outcomes for female offenders, based on our vision of seeing fewer women entering the justice system and serving short custodial sentences, and better conditions for those women in custody. We are keen to work in partnership with women’s centres and other local organisations to deliver this vision.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:20:27.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:20:27.853Z
answering member
4362
label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
tabling member
4493
label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1001987
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading National Probation Service for England and Wales: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the allocation of funds to the probation service since the probation service was combined with the prison service. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 188253 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) is responsible for the delivery of prison and probation services in England and Wales. These services were first brought together with the creation of the National Offender Management Service in 2004, which became HMPPS in 2017.</p><p>In respect of determining how much money is spent and how funding is determined for prisons/probation, it should be noted that annual budget allocations are set as part of the Ministry of Justice’s annual budget allocation process and subject to any in year movements or organisation restructure changes. These allocations are made on the basis of need and according to Departmental priorities. The allocation of funds for the services provided by HMPPS is carefully planned and prioritised on a regular basis in order to ensure HMPPS is able to continue to deliver its services for all offenders sentenced by the courts for either supervision in the community or custody.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:12:57.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:12:57.743Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1002005
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Animal Welfare: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) proceeded against and (b) convicted of an offence under Section 8 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in each police force area in each year between 2007 and 2012. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 188015 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under section 8 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, in England and Wales, by police force area, from 2007 to 2012, can be viewed in the table below: <strong>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts and found guilty at all courts of offences under Section 8 Animal Welfare Act 2006, by police force area, England and Wales, 2007 to 2012 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong> <table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Police Force Area</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2007</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2008 <sup>(3)</sup></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2009</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2010</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2011</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td><td><p>Proceeded against</p></td><td><p>Found guilty</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Metropolitan Police</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lancashire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Merseyside</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cheshire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northumbria</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Durham</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Yorkshire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Humberside</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cleveland</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Staffordshire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Mercia</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lincolnshire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norfolk</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bedfordshire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thames Valley</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sussex</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Avon and Somerset</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wiltshire</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>England and Wales</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>9</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>21</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>'-'= Nil</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p><p>(3) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates' court for April, July and August 2008. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:17:29.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:17:29.147Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1002006
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Dog Fighting: Prosecutions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were (a) proceeded against under and (b) convicted of dog fighting offences in each of the last two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 188016 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>There were 11 prosecutions and 2 convictions in 2016, and 2 prosecutions and 0 convictions in 2017 in England and Wales for dog fighting offences.</p><p>This information was obtained from a manual review of court case files that centrally held data indicated may be relevant, and as such has not been through the same quality assurance processes as for routinely published data.</p><p>These figures relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:15:03.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:15:03.63Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1002165
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisons: Recruitment more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October to Question 183925 and with reference to the announcement of 22 April, by what date his Department expects to have employed the final 500 additional prison staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 188211 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Prison Officer recruitment has continued since the 22 April announcement. According to the latest published workforce statistics, from October 2016 to June 2018 there was a net increase of 3,653 full time equivalent Prison Officers.</p><p>The 3,000 additional officers figure was passed in March 2018. A precise date is not available as our statistics use end of month data snapshots.</p><p>We met our public target of recruiting 2,500 extra prison officers 7 months ahead of schedule.</p><p>The latest set of HMPPS (formerly NOMS) workforce statistics covering the period to 30 June 2018 is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hm-prison-and-probation-service-workforce-quarterly-june-2018</p> more like this
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:19:19.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:19:19.54Z
answering member
4137
label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1002166
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 remove filter
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisoners: Self-harm more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October to Question 183925, what steps his Department is taking to improve support for prisoners in the early days in custody. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 188212 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The Government takes very seriously its responsibility to keep prisoners safe, and we are committed to reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths and self-harm incidents across the estate. We know that prisoners are at increased risk during the early days in custody and in the period following a transfer between prisons. This is why, as part of our prison safety programme, we are continuing our efforts to support prisoners by:<br>• improving staff knowledge and understanding of the factors known to increase risk of self-harm, to help them to identify and respond appropriately to prisoners at risk. Our revised introduction to suicide and self-harm prevention training has already reached over 17,000 staff;<br>• improving the flow, quality and use of risk information about people coming into our prisons, to support effective decision-making about risk;<br>• renewing our partnership with Samaritans by confirming a further three years’ funding for their valuable Listeners Scheme, and working with them to share learning from the ‘Coping with Life in Prisons’ project, a successful pilot initiative in which Samaritans-trained ex-prisoners delivered emotional resilience training to groups of newly-arrived prisoners;<br>• producing an early days toolkit to help staff enhance their support for prisoners during their first few days and weeks in custody; and<br>• improving the multi-disciplinary ACCT case management process for those identified as at risk of self-harm or suicide.</p>
answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:11:42.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:11:42.033Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this