1. Continue to pursue a trauma informed model of treatment for young people in detention.
  2. Investigate opportunities for small residential youth justice facilities across Western Australia to keep young people close to their families and networks, and to increase the prospects of successful rehabilitation.
  3. Improve clarity and communication about short term and long term strategies for Banksia Hill.
  4. Improve consistency in the way young people are managed.
  5. Deliver PSPs and CHART or alternative programs based on similar principles.
  6. Assess and mitigate staff concerns regarding the investigation process.
  7. Evaluate the use and effectiveness of the different behaviour management tools.
  8. Minimise the use of lockdowns for staff training and staff shortages.
  9. Implement an out of cell hours Key Performance Indicator for youth custodial services that matches or exceeds the adult custodial target.
  10. Improve record keeping practices to accurately reflect the time young people spend in cell.
  11. Ensure all young people have a minimum of an hour of exercise every six hours as required by the Young Offenders Regulations 1995.
  12. Ensure high quality audio and visual recording of Special Operations Group interventions at adult and youth custodial facilities.
  13. Record the reasons restraints are used on young people.
  14. Ensure that young females are not housed in inappropriate units.
  15. Cease the practice of top locks.
  16. Do not use dietary restrictions as a behaviour management technique.
  17. Evaluate the safest and most humane way to deal with young people who spit and implement any required changes.

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