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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2074 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 April 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

I refer to my question on notice 441, answered on 6 December 2017, and I ask:
(a) has a new security and classification tool now been implemented;
(b) if yes to (a), will the Minister please provide information about the tool, including:
(i) how the security classifications of individual young people are determined;
(ii) the different security classifications available;
(iii) how often each young person’s security classification is reviewed;
(iv) the numbers of young people currently accommodated at Banksia Hill Detention in each security classification;
(v) how the security classification is used to determine where young people will be accommodated;
(vi) whether young people with different security classifications are accommodated together;
(vii) whether there is now an established minimum-security regime;
(viii) if yes to (vii), please describe this regime; and; and
(ix) if no to (vii), why not;
(c) if yes to (a), has the tool been evaluated;
(d) if yes to (c), will the Minister please table a copy of the evaluation;
(e) if no to (c), why not;
(f) if no to (d), why not; and
(g) if no to (a), why not?

Answered on 4 June 2019

(a)        No

(b- f)    Not applicable.

(g)       A security classification tool has not been implemented to date due to the focus being on the stabilisation of the Centre. Banksia Hill Detention Centre utilise a Multi-Disciplinary Team approach which informs the level of intervention and care for a young person and the most appropriate accommodation placement based on their needs.

Work is continuing on the development and implementation of a new security and assessment tool.