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Question On Notice No. 2665 asked in the Legislative Council on 31 October 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Corrective Services
Minister responding: Hon F.M. Logan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the provision of education to young people in Banksia Hill Detention Centre (Banksia Hill), and I ask:
(a) how many children and young people are currently accommodated in Banksia Hill;
(b) for how many of these children is English not their first language;
(c) how many teachers are currently employed at Banksia Hill (please advise both FTE and headcount); and
(d) how many of these teachers hold specific qualifications in teaching English as a second language (please advise both FTE and headcount)?

Answered on 5 December 2019

(a) As at the 11 November 2019, the number of children and young people accommodated at Banksia Hill Detention Centre is 97.

(b) The Department’s Total Offender Management System records a young person’s primary language. As at 11 November 2019, two young people have a primary language listed other than English.

(c) FTE is 23 / 19 teachers on site.

(d) FTE is 3 / 3 teachers on site.