Thursday 29 July 2021 / 3:50 PM Anna McMorrin

Labour responds to the release of youth custody and reoffending figures

Anna McMorrin MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Victims and Youth Justice, responding to the release of youth custody and reoffending figures, said:


“The Conservatives have completely lost control of youth custody, resulting in shocking welfare and rehabilitation for children, as well as a failure to protect the public from crime and reoffending.


“Youth reoffending rates remain unacceptable, well above adult figures, while incidences of self-harm and assault are disproportionately high compared to the number of children in custody.


“Labour is calling for an independent review to tackle the disastrous deterioration in youth custody. Ministers must heed our calls and swiftly get a grip.”