Press release

YJB responds to Oakhill STC inspection

Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) 'remains effective', according to Ofsted inspection.

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

The inspection report was due to be published on 11 January 2016. As a result of the allegations in relation to Medway STC, an additional inspection of Oakhill was undertaken on 9 and 10 February 2016. This was in relation to the arrangements for the safety of young people and the managerial oversight and governance at the centre.

Lin Hinnigan, Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Board, said:

Inspectors have found that Oakhill Secure Training Centre remains effective overall, despite additional pressure placed on the centre following allegations of abuse at Medway STC. However, levels of violence remain unacceptably high, resulting in increased levels of restraint being used.

G4S has an action plan in place to address the report’s recommendations and body worn video cameras are already in use at all STCs.

Notes to editors

You can read the report on the Ofsted website.

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Published 24 March 2016