To help you keep track of the average number of children on remand in Young Offenders Institutions/prison in Scotland, we have taken steps at CYCJ to improve how we track this data. Every month, we’re updating an accessible spreadsheet which will calculate the number of children in YOI/prison, including the percentage of children on remand in YOI/prison over time, to help people better understand the trends. This will be shared via our e-bulletin and updated on here.
Please note that children can also be placed on remand (and sentenced) in secure care in Scotland. We cannot access complete data, so it is not included here. We refer to YOI/prison because occasionally children on remand are placed in prisons rather than a YOI, but this is relatively rare.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this work further, please email email@example.com.
Please note that each graph includes comparisons of the monthly average number of children held in YOIs/Prisons from 2016-2020 and how these numbers have changed each year for different groups of children).
Useful resources and reading
Use and impact of bail and remand with children in Scotland (December 2020)
‘Not cut out for prison’: Depriving children of their childhood (joint blog with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, November 2020).