Press release

YJB response to inspection of Medway STC

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) response to an inspection of Medway Secure Training Centre (STC) by Ofsted.

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

The Rt Hon Lord McNally, Chairman of the YJB said:

The findings from Ofsted are completely unacceptable.

Work was well advanced at the time of the inspection to transfer the running of the Centre to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). This has now taken place, with the appointment of a new centre manager and senior management team.

I am determined that Medway STC should have the strong leadership, management and monitoring needed to deliver the quality and standards of care we all expect and which are essential for the safety and wellbeing of the children who are placed there. Our newly appointed Chief Executive, Colin Allars, has been to Medway STC and is working with all who have a part to play, to ensure that the new regime acts immediately and decisively on all of Ofsted’s findings.

Notes to editors

You can read the inspection report on Ofsted’s website

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Published 8 August 2016