Prisoners: Suicide:Written question - 52460

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Asked on: 08 November 2016
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Suicide
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of suicides which took place in prisons were by people who were not on the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork programme in prison in each year since 2010.
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Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 12 December 2016

The Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process is used to provide multi-disciplinary case management for prisoners assessed as being at risk of self-harm or suicide.

Self-inflicted deaths1 where prisoners were not on an open ACCT2, England and Wales, 2010 to 2015

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

20163

Self-inflicted deaths where prisoners were not on an open ACCT

Number

45

39

41

49

59

55

55

Proportion

78%

67%

67%

64%

66%

61%

62%

  1. If a prisoner was not subject to the ACCT (Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork) process at the time of the incident that resulted in death then the prisoner would be described as not being on an open ACCT.

  2. Due to the number of deaths that remain unclassified (awaiting further information) in recent year(s), considerable caution should be used when comparing with earlier periods.

(3) Data up to 30th September only

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