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registered interest false more like this
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading Prisoners: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
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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 of women who do not disclose that they have a dependant child before they receive a custodial sentence. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
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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>Our Female Offender Strategy is committed to improving outcomes for women at all stages of the justice system, and this includes supporting those who have children. We know that female prisoners are more likely than male prisoners to be a primary carer and imprisoned mothers are more likely to be living with their children prior to custody – around 60% of women compared with about 45% of men in prison who have children. Figures from a 2015 data matching exercise with the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Work and Pensions showed that between 24% and 31% of all female offenders were estimated to have one or more child dependents.</p><p><br>We know that when coming into contact with the criminal justice system, some women choose not to disclose that they have dependent children for a number of reasons. As such, iIt is difficult to create an accurate estimate of the number of women who choose not to disclose and to provide appropriate targeted support. However, we want all women to feel safe enough to disclose and are taking steps to encourage this, as outlined below. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that the National Probation Service’s pre-sentence reports, which assist the court in making sentencing decisions, highlight the fact an offender has dependent children and supporting the roll out of the ‘Safeguarding Children When Sentencing Mothers’ training material developed by Dr Shona Minson.</p>
answering member constituency Charnwood remove filter
answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:38:40.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:38:40.987Z
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label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this