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Home Office systematically ignores medical advice to keep mentally ill immigrants in detention

26 November 2017

Exclusive: Hundreds of immigrants with mental health conditions being held in detention centres against advice of medical practitioners and in breach of Government policy. 

New Adults at Risk policy needs urgent review

13 September 2016

The following letter was published by the Guardian on Sunday, September 11:

New immigration detention policy for ‘adults at risk’ needs urgent review

11 September 2016

More than 30,000 people are held under immigration powers in the UK each year without time limit. Indefinite detention is damaging to mental health, and Home Office policy stipulates that vulnerable people should not be detained. However, many are, and in the last few years there have been five court findings of “inhuman and degrading” treatment of detainees.

Rethinking ‘Vulnerability’ in Detention: a Crisis of Harm

1 July 2015

Report by the Detention Forum’s Vulnerable People Working Group.

New ILPA briefing on mental health & detention

20 December 2012

New ILPA briefing on mental health & detention produced following BID and AVID meeting with Dept of Health & UKBA

Mental health crisis in immigration detention - BID and AVID launch a new briefing

1 June 2012

The Mental Health in Immigration Detention Project (MHIDP) is a policy initiative which aims to secure the humane and lawful treatment of immigration detainees. It is a joint project by the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID) and Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID). 

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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