The average cost per secure bed per week during 2010-11 was £5,200, ranging from £4,820 to £5,450.
On 31 July 2011, there were 549 staff working across the secure estate, of which 22 were temporary. There were 43 vacancies, of which 17 had been vacant for more than three months. In close support, there were 105 staff, of which 3 were temporary. There were 3 vacancies, of which 1 had been vacant for more than three months (see table 3.2).
TABLE 3.2: SECURE CARE AND CLOSE SUPPORT ACCOMMODATION STAFF AS AT 31 JULY 2011
|Secure Care||Care staff||Teachers/Instructors||Other staff||Total|
|Full time||Part time||Full time||Part time||Full time||Part time|
|Total number of staff||286||38||55||10||130||30||549|
|…of which were long term||14||0||0||0||2||1||17|
|Vacancies as a % of all posts||11.5%||0.0%||0.0%||16.7%||1.5%||6.3%||7.3%|
|Close Support||Care staff||Total|
|Full time||Part time|
|Total number of staff||97||8||105|
|…of which were long term||1||0||1|
|Vacancies as a % of all posts||3.0%||0.0%||2.8%|
Note: Long-term vacancies are those lasting more than 3 months.
Reported usage relates only to close support care provided in dedicated close support units, and does not include any close support provided in alternative settings.
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