HMIPS - Year of Childhood Pre-inspection Survey 2021

Thematic Report

HMIPS developed a health and wellbeing pre-inspection survey that has been piloted on the Under 18 population in HMP YOI Polmont.

The survey was developed with CYCPS and CYCJ to recognise the Year of Childhood.

The survey will now be further developed for the adult population and be piloted in 2022. Despite the very small sample, some very encouraging results emerged around perceptions of safety and support. However there were some serious concerns around the lack of time out of cell, close to the definition of solitary confinement, and insufficient access to rehabilitative activity opportunities for children.