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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1629..


(3) Housing ACT is committed to assisting families including foster carers to provide children safe and secure accommodation in line with the legislative requirements of the Housing Assistance Act 2007.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Bimberi—incidents

(Question No 615)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 25 February 2010:

(1) What breakdown figures are there for the 11 different categories of the 129 reported category 2 incidents in Bimberi during the past 12 months,

(2) How many individual young people were involved in the category 2 breaches in the last 12 months.

(3) How many of these incidences resulted in further disciplinary action for young people and/or staff.

(4) Can the Minister provide advice on what the further disciplinary action taken was.

(5) Was any training implemented to equip staff with skills to better deal with category 2 incidents; if so, what was the training provided.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The 11 different categories of the 129 reported category 2 incidents, with some incidents having more than one category, have been broken down as follows:

Assaults which include pushing, shoving, slapping, spitting, fighting between residents, throwing punches or something at a Youth Detention Officer or another resident - 29;

Threats against youth detention officers or any other person - 30;

Use of Force - 56;

Contagious Disease - 0;

Minor Breach of Security - 1;

Significant disturbance to the Good Order of a detention place - 48;

Incident involving contraband (including weapons, tools of escape, and illicit drugs, lighters and cigarettes) - 33;

Motor Vehicle Accident - 1;

Incident involving visitor/s to the Institution - 1;

Possession of a prohibited thing at a detention place by a youth detention officer or staff member - 3;

Any other event which in the opinion of the Manager should be reported - 17.

(2) Of the 129 reported category 2 incidents there were 42 individual young people involved.


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