In July 2007 following the findings of the coroner in the inquests in the tragic deaths of Gareth Myatt and Adam Rickwood, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Children, Schools and Families commissioned an independent review into the use of restraint in Young Offender Institutions (YOIs); Secure Training Centres (STCs) and Secure Children's Homes (SCHs). The chairs of the review, Peter Smallridge and Andrew Williamson reported their recommendations on 20 June 2008. They made 58 recommendations including the identification of the following key issues: the need for greater clarity and consistency in the use of restraint; the need for two systems of constraint, one for YOIs and one for STCs and accreditation of the methods in use; the need for a review of legislation and guidance on the use of restraint against six principles that focus on preventing the risk of harm; that there should be a new mandatory Acceditation Scheme; that a Restraint Management Board should be established. The Government is accepting almost all of the recommendations and this report presents the Government's response to the independent review.This will ensure that recruitment processes identify staff who are best suited for working with young people. ... The contracts, service level agreements and monitoring that the YJB has in place focus on ensuring that young people are properlyanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Government's Response to the Report by Peter Smallridge and Andrew Williamson of a Review of the Use of Restraint in Juvenile Secure Settings|
|Author||:||Great Britain. Ministry of Justice, Great Britain. Department for Children, Schools and Families|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2008|