Press release

YJB response to inspection of Rainsbrook STC

The Youth Justice Board (YJB) responds to an Ofsted inspection of Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre.

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

Lin Hinnigan, Chief Executive of the YJB, said:

We recognise the issues around staffing and inconsistencies in the way behaviour management is applied at Rainsbrook STC, identified by Ofsted. The inspection took place during a challenging time as a result of the transition from G4S to MTCnovo running the centre under a new contract, and in the wake of the BBC Panorama programme about Medway STC and G4S’s announcement about selling its UK children’s services business.

MTCnovo must now continue to address the areas for improvement as it runs Rainsbrook STC under the terms of the new contract and operating model.

Notes to editors

Read the inspection report published on the Ofsted website.

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Published 6 May 2016