Youth Custody: Travellers:Written question - 49052

Q
(Gillingham and Rainham)
Asked on: 18 October 2016
Ministry of Justice
Youth Custody: Travellers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Gypsy, Traveller and Roma young people were held in (a) secure training centres, (b) secure children's homes and (c) young offenders' institutions in the most recent year for which figures are available.
A
Answered by: Dr Phillip Lee
Answered on: 26 October 2016

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) and HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) publish an annual report on ‘Children in Custody’ that monitors the number of gypsy, traveller and Romany (GRT) children in youth offenders’ institutions (YOIs) and secure training centres (STCs). The reports are available on the HMIP website.

The survey does not cover young people in Secure Children’s Homes (SCH). This is because Ofsted are responsible for inspecting SCHs, not HMIP.

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