Young Offenders: Housing:Written question - 23107

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Asked on: 19 January 2016
Ministry of Justice
Young Offenders: Housing
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost per day is of accommodation for a young person in a (a) young offender institution, (b) secure training centre and (c) secure children's home and (d) other facilities under the Youth Justice Board's ambit.
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Answered by: Andrew Selous
Answered on: 22 January 2016

The Youth Justice Board calculates average cost per place per year for Secure Children’s Homes, Secure Training Centres and under-18 Young Offender Institutions and these costs are set out in Table 1.

These figures are based upon the prices that the YJB pays for those services it commissions to deliver young people’s secure custodial facilities. The prices used are as at 1 April 2015.These costs are not intended to represent the total price of providing custody and related services to young people and specific exclusions are given in the notes below.

Table 1: Average price per place per year of secure Children’s Homes, Secure Training Centres and Under-18 Young Offender Institutions

Sector

Average price per place per year
(to the nearest £'000)

Secure Children's Homes (SCHs)

£204,000

Secure Training Centres (STCs)

£163,000

Under-18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs)

£75,000


Overall Average

£104,000







By way of comparison, five years ago in 2010, the average price per place was:


Sector

Average price per place per year
(to the nearest £'000)

Secure Children's Homes (SCHs)

£219,000

Secure Training Centres (STCs)

£163,000

Under-18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs)

£59,000





Notes:

  1. These prices do not include YJBfunding to NOMSPrisoner Escort Management (PEM)for the provision of Prison Escort and Custodial Services (PECS)for young people.
  2. These prices do not include YJB funding for Serco Escorts, who undertake movements for sentenced young people between courts and STCs and SCHs and for transfers between these sectors.
  3. Since 1 April 2011, the YJB has not been responsible for commissioning or funding young people’s Substance Misuse Services (SMS). The YJB does, however, still pay a SMS contribution for young people’s places at HMP&YOI Parc.
  1. Ministry of Justice (MoJ) funding for education and education support services in young people’s public sector YOIs is included.
  2. Business rates are included for Secure Training Centres (STCs) (business rates are charged on non-domestic property).
  3. These prices do not include VAT where it would be applicable (STC and private young offender institution (YOI) places).
  4. Advocacy Services funded by the YJB are included in STC and YOI prices, based upon a full year’s budget allocation at 1 April prices. Advocacy services required to be provided by Local Authorities for secure children’s homes (SCHs) are part-funded through YJB contracts for these places. The advocacy service is an independent service that supports young people within the secure estate.

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