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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Joseph McCann more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date did his officials inform him that Joseph McCann had been released in error. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 254233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Joseph McCann has now been charged with a number of serious sexual offences committed on or after 21 April 2019. At the time he was being supervised by the National Probation Service (NPS) on licence, as part of the sentence of imprisonment for public protection which he had received In 2008. The NPS will now review how Mr McCann was managed in the community, in accordance with the Probation Serious Further Offence (SFO) Review Procedures, in order to identify whether there were any deficiencies in practice which must be addressed by means of a formal action plan.</p><p> </p><p>We are looking into the circumstances surrounding his release.He was released on 15 February 2019, in accordance with the sentence of the Court on 25 January 2018, having served half the three-year determinate sentence for burglary which the Court imposed, less time he had already spent on remand.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:16:11.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:16:11.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1126624
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women in prison are on the autistic spectrum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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Ms Harriet Harman more like this
star this property uin 254060 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The MoJ does not centrally hold specific information on the number of prisoners who are on the autistic spectrum, either within prisons or young offender’s institutions. The most recent, available data from the Department for Education (2014/15) shows that 0.25% of Offender Learners (defined as offenders aged 18 or over that participated in Skills Funding Agency funded learning while in the prison system) self-declared as having a learning difficulty classified within the Autistic Spectrum Disorder category. This represents 250 out of 101,600 learners. This data is not, however, separated out by gender.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ is committed to ensuring that all individuals who come into contact with the prison system are able to access the right support to help them engage with their sentence. We are therefore taking a number of steps to improve data collection on disability within prisons.</p><p> </p><p>This includes work by HM Prisons and Probation Service looking at how disabilities data can be better categorised on the Prison National Offender Management System (P-NOMIS) for offenders aged 18 and over to improve staff awareness.</p><p>Health and justice partners are also working to establish the new Health and Justice Information Service (HJIS) to improve the link between prisons and community by introducing a system of sharing clinical records between community and prison on reception, and from prison back to the community on release.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the new adult prison education framework contracts, which commenced on 1 April, have introduced numerous improvements to the way prisoners aged 18 and over with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) are screened and provided with regular and consistent support throughout their sentence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254061 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:46:29.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:46:29.8Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1126625
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female people in young offending institutions have autism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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Ms Harriet Harman more like this
star this property uin 254061 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The MoJ does not centrally hold specific information on the number of prisoners who are on the autistic spectrum, either within prisons or young offender’s institutions. The most recent, available data from the Department for Education (2014/15) shows that 0.25% of Offender Learners (defined as offenders aged 18 or over that participated in Skills Funding Agency funded learning while in the prison system) self-declared as having a learning difficulty classified within the Autistic Spectrum Disorder category. This represents 250 out of 101,600 learners. This data is not, however, separated out by gender.</p><p> </p><p>The MoJ is committed to ensuring that all individuals who come into contact with the prison system are able to access the right support to help them engage with their sentence. We are therefore taking a number of steps to improve data collection on disability within prisons.</p><p> </p><p>This includes work by HM Prisons and Probation Service looking at how disabilities data can be better categorised on the Prison National Offender Management System (P-NOMIS) for offenders aged 18 and over to improve staff awareness.</p><p>Health and justice partners are also working to establish the new Health and Justice Information Service (HJIS) to improve the link between prisons and community by introducing a system of sharing clinical records between community and prison on reception, and from prison back to the community on release.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the new adult prison education framework contracts, which commenced on 1 April, have introduced numerous improvements to the way prisoners aged 18 and over with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) are screened and provided with regular and consistent support throughout their sentence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254060 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:46:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:46:29.847Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1126627
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Offenders: Pupil Exclusions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people convicted of a crime and sentenced to time in prison in each of the last five years had been excluded from their primary school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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Ms Harriet Harman more like this
star this property uin 254063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>This data is held at individual child level and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost. Aggregated data that is available about children sentenced to youth custody who have previously been excluded from school can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/understanding-the-educational-background-of-young-offenders-full-report</p><p>In his review of school exclusions published on 7 May 2019, Edward Timpson found that “exclusion is a marker for being at higher risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime”, but that “it would be wrong to suggest that we have evidence that exclusion of any kind causes crime or that preventing the use of exclusion would, in itself, prevent crime.” The review and the government’s response can be found at:<br>https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:02:11.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:02:11.64Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1126630
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisons: Contracts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 251408 on Prisons: Contracts, which versions of the Model for Operational Delivery have previously been made available to potential private prison contractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 254234 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Two versions of the ‘Model for Operational Delivery: New Resettlement Prison’ document have been made available to bidders as part of the prison operator services competition. These were versions 1.7 and the current version, 1.8 (which has been placed in the House Library).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:53:46.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:53:46.477Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1126481
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the appointment of Vera Baird as Victims' Commissioner, (a) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of holding a by-election for a new Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner; and (b) whether an assessment was made of that cost as part of that appointment process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 254270 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The role of the Victims’ Commissioner is greatly valued across the justice system and the Government welcomes the recent appointment of Dame Vera Baird QC to the role.</p><p> </p><p>Dame Vera’s appointment was made in line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments which prescribes that all public appointments should be governed by the principle of appointment on merit. An assessment of the costs of a by-election was not factored into the appointment process.</p><p> </p><p><em>A Police and Crime Commissioner by-election will be run by a statutorily independent Returning Officer and will be funded out of the </em><em>Consolidated Fund</em><em>. </em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:23:57.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:23:57.127Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1126553
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Trials more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on victims of historical child sexual abuse of providing them with an alternative to court proceedings involving a jury trial. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 254206 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Tackling historical sexual abuse and bringing perpetrators to justice is a government priority. It is vital that victims are provided with support to cope and recover from the impact of crime, regardless of whether they choose to report the crime to the police.</p><p> </p><p>The right of defendants in Crown Court cases to be tried by their peers is a fundamental part of our justice system and the government has no plans to interfere with it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:30:12.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:30:12.513Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1126558
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Sick Leave more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254067 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The total number of staff<strong><em><sup>1</sup></em></strong> working days lost due to sickness<sup>2</sup>, and more specifically stress, between April 2018 and March 2019 is as follows</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total Number of staff</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Working Days Lost</strong><strong><sup>3</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total Staff (FTE) - average over 12 months</strong></p></td><td><p>69,783</p></td><td><p>N/A.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>All Sickness (Headcount)</strong></p></td><td><p>38,989</p></td><td><p>600,051</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Of which Stress (Headcount)</strong></p></td><td><p>2,764</p></td><td><p>83,918</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Stress as % of total staff</strong></p></td><td><p>4%</p></td><td><p>N/A.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Stress as % of all sickness</strong></p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Notes</em></p><p><strong><em><sup>1 </sup></em></strong><em>This analysis covers MoJ and the Executive Agencies (including HMPPS and HMCTS).</em></p><p><strong><em><sup>2 </sup></em></strong><em>Absences are categorised according to International Classification of Diseases, which is an approach used across the civil service.</em></p><p><strong><em><sup>3</sup></em></strong><em>The cost to the Department is reflected in the total number of working days lost.</em></p><p> </p><p>The MoJ is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of all its employees, and to reducing sickness absence levels including those which are stress-related. Staff can seek advice and support from our comprehensive occupational health service and employee assistance programme which offers 24/7 help.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:38:48.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:38:48.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126631
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Youth Justice System Review more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which of the recommendations made by the Taylor Review of the Youth Justice System, published in December 2016, have been (a) fully, (b) partially and (c) not achieved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 254235 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>In January 2017 we established a programme of reform to consider how we can deliver improvements across the youth justice system (YJS) and take account of the recommendations made by Charlie Taylor in his review of the YJS, published in December 2016.</p><p> </p><p>Since then we have established the Youth Custody Service to bring oversight of the whole youth secure estate under a single Executive Director directly accountable to me, and worked in partnership with DfE, DHSC and NHSE to develop the secure schools model. We hope to appoint the provider of the first secure school this summer. The Youth Justice Board has developed a new performance assessment process for Youth Offending Teams and we have increased the availability of liaison and diversion services across England.</p><p> </p><p>Work is also underway to review our criminal records processes and we have established a dedicated youth justice disproportionality team who are taking forward work to explain or address disproportionate representation and outcomes within the system. In addition, the HMCTS court reform programme has a specific workstream considering the needs of children and we are also undertaking a review of the use of remand for children.</p><p> </p><p>Work has therefore been completed, or is underway, in relation to every recommendation made in Charlie Taylor’s review and we will continue to use the review and the specific recommendations made to inform our work as we take our reform programme forward.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:42:34.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:42:34.263Z
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4362
unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1126632
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which of the recommendations made in the Youth Custody Improvement Board report, published in February 2017, have been (a) fully, (b) partially and (c) not achieved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 254236 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>In January 2017 we established a Youth Custody Reform Programme in response to the recommendations made in Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system, published in December 2016. Our response to the recommendations subsequently made by the Youth Custody Improvement Board (YCIB) were also incorporated into this programme. To date, of the 19 recommendations made by the YCIB, nine have been fully achieved and six have been partially achieved. A table setting out all of the recommendations and our progress against each of them is attached below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Recommendation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Status</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ministers should clearly define what they believe the youth custodial system is attempting to achieve, and only then how the success criteria can be developed in order to deliver it</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The Youth Custody Service (YCS) was established with a clear mission statement to<ul><li>support young people in custody to live positive and crime-free lives</li><li>reduce the numbers of young people released from our care who reoffend</li><li>create an environment that is educational, safe and decent</li><li>improve safety and maximise opportunities for personal growth.</li></ul>Performance of the youth justice system is monitored by a quarterly performance board chaired by the Permanent Secretary across key metrics and we are working to develop a performance framework applicable across the secure estate.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>One national body should be accountable for leading and taking responsibility for overseeing the Youth Secure Estate (YSE), to ensure the vision for the estate is understood across the system, a plan for fulfilling it is implemented and that support and specialist professional advice is provided from the centre.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS was formally established in September 2017.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Decisive action should be taken to bring the 8 existing establishments within one structured system of governance and accountability.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has oversight of the whole YSE with one Executive Director directly accountable to ministers.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A new framework for assessing the performance of individual establishments should be established by the new national body</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The YCS have an assurance framework in place and have established a programme of work to re-evaluate data recording with the ambition of developing a sector-wide performance framework.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMPPS must urgently bring in appropriate expertise and leadership to boost its capacity in caring for young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The creation of the YCS brought expertise across the sector together by combining the Young People’s Estate with the custodial operations of the Youth Justice Board (YJB). The YCS now has experienced, directly accountable, leadership in the post of Executive Director and two new Deputy Director posts with responsibility for reform, placements and casework; assurance and contracted services.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Plans for extending the autonomy of governors in the YSE should be introduced as soon as is practical.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The YCS has devolved additional funds and spending powers for YCS governors regarding education (amounting to £1.8m across the four public-sector YOIs in 2019/20), and we are considering other ways in which we can extend their autonomy and flexibility to innovate.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Immediate action must be taken to appoint a skilled individual to the proposed new post of Director of the YSE.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has had a dedicated Executive Director, accountable to ministers, since April 2017.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All new staff in the YSE should have appropriate skills and knowledge of working with young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS established a bespoke recruitment route and induction training programme in April 2018 to ensure staff are recruited with the right skills and values for working with young people. All new recruits will be expected to complete the new professionalisation programme (see below). We have used this recruitment route to expand the capacity of YOIs – there were 315 more Band 3-5 frontline officers in the YCS at the end of 2018 than at the end of 2017, and increase of 35%.[1]</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A training programme for existing staff at all levels of the YSE should be developed to heighten and develop their skills working with young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has established a youth custody professionalisation programme (to foundation degree level) for frontline staff of Bands 3 and 4 or their equivalents in the private sector. Thee staff will be transitioned into a new Band 4 Youth Justice Specialist role upon completion of the training. Over 400 staff have been enrolled on this training to date, and the first YJ Specialists were confirmed in post this month. We are developing further training options for managers.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The MoJ should identify immediately what additional measures can be taken in each YOI and STC to improve the safety of young people.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> The YCS has introduced a new evidence-based behaviour management strategy focusing on proactive relationship-building and positive reinforcement. This will sit alongside a new holistic care framework for children and staff developed by the NHS, the recruitment of more psychology staff in YOIs, new critical case panels for the children who present the most severe issues, and the building of two new Enhanced Support Units (ESUs).</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A comprehensive review of the specific needs of young people and the specific forms of interventions required should be undertaken as an essential prerequisite to opening new specialist units in YOIs and STCs. Appropriate specialist staff should also be appointed by the time such units become operational.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved. </strong> The YCS has a detailed evidence-based operating model and eligibility criteria for ESUs developed by psychological and healthcare staff. Dedicated staff were in post for each before becoming operational.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>As a priority, specific consideration must be given to the over-representation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young people in the YSE and further action be taken urgently to ensure young BAME people do not experience discrimination whilst in custody.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The MoJ has created a dedicated youth disproportionality team with a key focus on explaining or changing disproportionate outcomes for BAME children in the justice system and the YCS has introduced a new behaviour management framework which requires each establishment to demonstrate a commitment to addressing discrimination and disadvantage and to promote equitable outcomes for children.[2]</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The government should carry out a clear needs analysis of young people in custody, with a particular focus on mental health, mental and neurodevelopmental disorders. This will allow full details of the cohort and what services they need to aid effective and appropriate commissioning.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> The MoJ carried out a comprehensive cohort analysis, including mental health needs, of the youth secure estate at the start of the programme to guide the development of reform proposals and service commissioning. Comprehensive identification of children’s needs relating to neurodiversity and mental health are performed on entry into custody by healthcare and this process itself is under review (see below).</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A review of the use of the Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool (CHAT) should be undertaken to ensure it is effectively collecting and communicating the information about individual young people that is needed.</p></td><td><p><strong>Partially achieved.</strong> A comprehensive review of the CHAT has been undertaken by NHS England and its conclusions are being finalised, after which an action plan will be developed to implement its recommendations.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ministers should consider removing the requirement for 30 hours of education and replacing it with a national framework based on ensuring each young person has mastered the basics of learning and can develop relevant academic and vocational skills.</p></td><td><p><strong>Not yet achieved.</strong> We are retendering education contracts for 2021 and intend to test elements of core day and curriculum flexibility with our current providers to inform this exercise.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National minimum standards of experience should be required for teaching in YSE establishments, with greater consideration given to the calibre of teaching staff recruited.</p></td><td><p><strong>Not yet achieved.</strong> We are retendering education contracts for 2021 and as part of this we are exploring new models and types of provider, including the staffing requirements.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>For the purposes of the pilot, the MoJ should consider direct management of the 2 secure schools through a national agency, government department or local authority model.</p></td><td><p><strong>Rejected</strong>. Secure schools will be set up and run by not-for-profit secure academy trusts. Providers will have to have a clear child-focused ethos at their core and a proven record of the knowledge and skills required to work with children in crisis. Secure academy trusts will enter into a funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Justice and be accountable to him</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Plans for piloting secure schools should give serious consideration to how provision for young women could be made within them.</p></td><td><p><strong>Fully achieved.</strong> All children that are currently deemed suitable for placement into YOIs and STCs, including girls, will be considered for Secure Schools. In our published ‘Guidance on How to Apply to Run a Secure School’,[3] we have advised potential providers that they will deliver a provision that caters to the specific needs of girls and demonstrate how an understanding of their lives and diverse needs will inform interventions at the secure school.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Each of the piloted secure schools should be designed to test evidence-based approaches with a specific cohort of young people, for example those serving long (or short) sentences, or those that would benefit from, and respond to, a therapeutic model of intervention and care.</p></td><td><p><strong>Rejected. </strong> Any boy or girl aged 12 to 17 who is remanded or sentenced into youth detention accommodation could be placed into a secure school, and we expect them to accommodate children with a wide range of complex needs. The secure schools model has been designed to deliver an individualised, therapeutic approach to meeting children’s needs that ultimately addresses their offending behaviour and improve their life chances, which is based on evidence of what works and we believe they underpin best practice for any type of youth custody provision. Rigorous evaluations will be carried out to evaluate the benefits and impacts on children within custody, the estate’s workforce, and the community as a whole</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-offender-management-service-workforce-statistics</p><p>[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-bridges-a-positive-behaviour-framework-for-the-children-and-young-people-secure-estate</p><p>[3] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/secure-schools-how-to-apply</p>
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