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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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, what the (a) scope, (b) timescale and (c) remit is of the urgent review into the reported mistaken release of Joseph McCann. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>In accordance with the sentence of the Court, Joseph McCann was released on 15 February 2019, after he had completed half (less time spent on remand) of a three-year determinate sentence for burglary imposed on 25 January 2018. On release, he was supervised by the National Probation Service (NPS)</p><p> </p><p>When charged with that offence and remanded into custody on 21 August 2017, he was being supervised on licence by the NPS as part of the sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) which he received on 26 September 2008. An offender on an IPP licence is not recalled automatically when he is charged with a further offence or offences. The probation officer will consider whether the alleged further offences, prior offending and the offender’s current behaviour show that his risk has escalated to the point where he needs to be recalled to protect the public. The decision on whether to recall an offender is to be based on a robust assessment of risk and to reflect the professional judgment of a trained probation officer.</p><p> </p><p>The NPS has undertaken an urgent review to establish why Mr McCann was not recalled to custody, either when remanded into custody on 21 August 2017 or when he was sentenced on <ins class="ministerial">25 Jarnuary 2018</ins> <del class="ministerial">15 February 2018</del>. Mr McCann has now been charged with a number of very serious offences committed on or after 21 April this year. This has triggered a mandatory serious further offence (SFO) review, under the Probation SFO Review Procedures. The SFO review will consider in greater depth than has thus far been possible, including by interviewing relevant members of staff, the question of whether Mr McCann should have been recalled to custody when charged with and subsequently convicted of the burglary offence. Typically, an SFO review is completed within three months of an offender being charged with an SFO.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-05-17T13:45:21.767Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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less than 2019-06-12T14:34:40.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:34:40.8Z
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star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Wellingborough Prison: 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 21 May 2019 to Question 253599 on Glen Pava Prison and Wellingborough Prison: Contracts, on what date his Department plans to launch the mini-competition for the operation of the prison at Wellingborough. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon remove filter
star this property uin 273807 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The number of people convicted for offences under s41 of the Dentistry Act 1984 (“Unregistered person carrying on the business of dentistry”) over the last 3 years was 2; 1 in each of 2016 and 2017. It is not possible to identify whether these offences were specific to teeth whitening in centrally held data on court proceedings. </del><ins class="ministerial">We launched the mini-competition for the operation of the first new Resettlement Prison at Wellingborough on Friday 12 July 2019 and anticipate making the award to the successful operator in July 2020.</ins></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 2019-07-15T16:21:59.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:21:59.623Z
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less than 2019-07-18T09:47:31.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:47:31.447Z
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star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Birmingham Prison more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 2 April 2019, Official Report HCWS1475 on HMP Birmingham, if he will list the new approaches that have been delivered by the private sector referred to in that Statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon remove filter
star this property uin 247133 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Privately-managed prisons have pioneered the use of modern technology to improve the running of establishments and help promote rehabilitation. This includes the development of in-cell telephony to help prisoners maintain ties with their families; interactive story-time activities between prisoners and their children; and the introduction of electronic kiosks, which allow prisoners to have greater control of managing their day-to-day lives. The use of body-worn video cameras was introduced by private prisons. Private prisons also have excellent facilities as standard, such as showers in cells, which it is not possible to provide in our older prisons.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:58:51.577Z
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star 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
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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, how many contractual improvement notices have been issued at each private prison in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon remove filter
star this property uin 251425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Over the last 10 years, the following formal contractual notices have been issued at the following private prisons.</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Birmingham (operated by G4S)</strong></p><p>HMP Birmingham – Incident Reporting (Improvement Notice Issued August 2016, Closed January 2017 due to sufficient improvements in performance being made)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – Release in Error (Improvement Notice Issued August 2016, Closed January 2017 due to sufficient improvements in performance being made)</p><p>HMP Birmingham - Levels of Violence, reduced purposeful activity, cleanliness (Improvement Notice issued March 2018)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – ACCT (Assessment, Care in Custody, Teamwork) (Improvement Notice issued March 2018)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – Levels of Violence, reduced purposeful activity, cleanliness, (Outstanding Issues Notice issued June 2018, not closed, superseded by Step In)</p><p>HMP Birmingham – ACCT (Assessment, Care in Custody, Teamwork) ( Outstanding Issues Notice issued August 2018, not closed, superseded by Step In)</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster (operated by Serco) </strong></p><p>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster – Insufficient Progress against HMIP Recommendations, Increase in Levels of Violence and Staffing Levels (Improvement Notice Issued – March 2015)</p><p>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster – Insufficient Progress against HMIP Recommendations, Increase in Levels of Violence and Staffing Levels (Outstanding Issues Notice Issued – July 2015)</p><p>HMP &amp; YOI Doncaster – Insufficient Progress against HMIP Recommendations, Increase in Levels of Violence and Staffing Levels (Rectification Notice Issued 12<sup>th</sup> – August 2015)</p><p>Rectification Closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in July 2017.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Northumberland (operated by Sodexo)</strong></p><p>HMP Northumberland – Insufficient performance against the Performance Threshold for Prisoner Working Hours (Improvement Notice Issued - June 2015)</p><p>Improvement Notice Closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in December 2016.</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Oakwood (operated by G4S)</strong></p><p>HMP Oakwood – Areas of Reduced performance - Cleanliness, MDT, Purposeful Activity, Searching, Staffing Numbers - (Improvement Notice Issued - February 2012)</p><p>Improvement Notice closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in July 2013.</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Peterborough (operated by Sodexo)</strong></p><p>HMP Peterborough – Healthcare Provision (Rectification Notice issued – 17<sup>th</sup> August 2018)</p><p>Rectification closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in January 2019</p><p> </p><p><strong>HMP Rye Hill (Operated by G4S) </strong></p><p>HMP Rye Hill – (i) Shortfall in staffing levels and (ii) inadequate paperwork plus non-compliance to PSO1700 (Management of Disruptive Prisoners) in operation of the Care and Separation Unit (Rectification Notice issued in March 2010).</p><p>HMP Rye Hill – Rectification Notice for above formally closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in December 2010.</p><p>HMP Rye Hill – Continued water ingress into Education Block (Corrective Action Notice Issued - September 2016)</p><p>HMP Rye Hill – Corrective Action Notice formally closed due to sufficient improvements in performance being made in January 2017).</p><p> </p><p>Every privately contracted prison is robustly scrutinised by an on-site Prison Service Controller who monitors their performance, including staffing levels. Some privately run prisons are among the best across the estate, and we are able to take rapid action if standards do not meet contractual levels, and in such circumstances remedies are applied.</p><p> </p><p>For publicly run prisons we have a Performance and Assurance Framework, which ensures that where a prisons performance falls below a certain level improvement measures can be put in place.</p>
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 2019-05-17T13:59:50.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:59:50.297Z
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star 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Offending Teams: Grants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total value of Youth justice grants provided to local authorities to fund Youth Offending Teams was in each year since 2010, by council. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon remove filter
star this property uin 252658 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Table A attached sets out the total funding the Youth Justice Board (YJB) has given to local authorities in each year from 2009/10 to 2017/18 as published in the 2017/18 annual youth justice statistics (published totals for 2018/19 are not yet available). Table B breaks this down by local authority. The majority of this funding helps support the day-to-day business of Youth Offending Teams (YOTs), but it also includes some discrete additional grants for specific projects or initiatives, for example funding for restorative justice. The annual recorded value of the additional grants is set out in Table C.</p><p> </p><p>Due to a change in reporting processes the additional grants given in 2014/15 and 2015/16 were not included in the published totals in the 2017/18 youth justice statistics. The totals for these years therefore differ between Table A (where the additional grants are not included) and Table B (where they are included).</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 2019-06-05T17:34:48.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T17:34:48.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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star this property file name Tables 252658.docx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Vacancies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers vacancies were not filled in each prison in (a) May 2018 (b) May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon remove filter
star this property uin 252673 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The table attached provides the vacancies for Band 3-5 prison officers, by establishment (full time equivalent) on 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019 – the most recent date for which statistics are available.</p><p>Retaining and recruiting engaged and motivated staff is critical to delivering the solutions to drive improvement across the service.</p><p>We met our target to increase prison officer numbers by 2,500 early last year and have now almost doubled that.</p><p>We continue to run targeted recruitment campaigns to boost frontline staff for some of our most difficult to recruit sites, fill our remaining vacancies and stay on top of attrition.</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 2019-05-17T13:50:25.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:50:25.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property file name HMPPS Vacancies for Band 3-5 prison officers, by establishment (full time equivalent)1,2, March 2018 and March 2019.docx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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 remove filter
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
unstar 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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star 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
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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 remove filter
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
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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 remove filter
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
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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 remove filter
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
unstar 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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