Secure Training Centres: Travellers:Written question - 49053

(Gillingham and Rainham)
Asked on: 18 October 2016
Ministry of Justice
Secure Training Centres: Travellers
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress her Department has made on implementing the recommendation of the findings paper of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons, People in prisons: Gypsies, Romany and Travellers, published in February 2014, on recording the number of young people of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma background in secure training centres.
Answered by: Dr Phillip Lee
Answered on: 26 October 2016

The Youth Justice Board currently records the ethnicity of young people in Secure Training Centres (STC) using the 2001 Census categories.

The Youth Justice Board commissions HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) to carry out an annual survey, ‘Children in Custody’, to monitor Gypsy, Romany and Traveller children in youth offenders’ institutions (YOIs) and secure training centres (STCs).

The YJB keep their data collection systems, including on ethnicity, under regular review.

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