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#HMYOI Cookham Wood

Serious concerns over safety and decency for children at HMYOI Cookham Wood

In April 2023, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons found “a near total breakdown in behaviour management” at Cookham Wood and called for a “concerted and urgent response … to make the institution a safe and decent place to hold children”. Although much work has taken place since then to improve the situation, the urgent need for more to be done remains. The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for HMYOI Cookham Wood has consistently been raising similar concerns as HMIP, as evidenced in its 2022-23 annual report.

Cookham Wood 2021-22 annual report published

The 2021-22 annual report for HMYOI Cookham Wood is now published.