Youth Custody: Costs:Written question - 144303

Q
(South Shields)
Asked on: 15 May 2018
Ministry of Justice
Youth Custody: Costs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual cost to the public purse is for a place in a (a) Young Offenders Institution, (b) Secure Treatment Centre and (c) Secure Children’s Home.
A
Answered by: Dr Phillip Lee
Answered on: 23 May 2018

The Ministry of Justice and Youth Custody Service have provided 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. The prices used are for 2016-17 which are the latest available figures.

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)

£210,000

Secure Training Centres (STCs)

£160,000

Under-18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs)

£76,000

The services commissioned in secure residential accommodation are done so on the basis of meeting the individual needs of the young people accommodated there. There is not a standardised bed price for those placed in secure accommodation for either justice or welfare reasons.

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