||<p>As the Justice Secretary has said, the safety and welfare of all those in custody
is vital.</p><p>Although youth crime is down, reoffending rates are far too high and
the care and supervision of young people in custody is not good enough. Restraint
should only be used as a last resort, when young people are putting their own safety
and the safety of others at risk.</p><p>In 2012, we introduced the Minimising and
Managing Physical Restraint (MMPR). Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons has welcomed
the significant improvements that MMPR has brought.</p><p>The number of minor and
serious injuries requiring medical treatment resulting from RPIs is published in Chapter
8 of the Youth Justice Annual Statistics:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/youth-justice-annual-statistics-2014-to-2015"
are investigating the accuracy of all restraint injury data from Medway Secure Training
Centre.</p><p>The number of young people that establishments recorded as injured during
incidents that required Restrictive Physical Intervention in each institution in the
youth secure estate in each of the last eight years is set out in the attached document.
This includes the following categories of injury: (i) serious injury requiring hospital
treatment (ii) minor injuries requiring medical treatment and (iii) minor injuries,
no treatment required.</p>