HC Deb 06 February 2002 vol 379 c971W
Dr. Vis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been injured during control and restraint since April 2000. [29597]

Beverley Hughes

Records on injuries received during the application of control and restraint measures are not held centrally. However, inquiries with establishments within the juvenile estate show that during the stated period, 296 trainees have been injured during the use of control and restraint measures. Only five of these incidents resulted in outside hospital treatment and these were for fractures or suspected fractures. Many of the remainder were for tender wrist or reddening around the wrist.