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Welfare of vulnerable detainees examined with Stephen Shaw

11 September 2018

The Home Affairs Committee hears from Stephen Shaw on the Government’s progress in implementing his 2016 report recommendations on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons.

Witness

Tuesday 11 September in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 3.00 pm

  • Stephen Shaw CBE, author of the follow-up report to the Home Office on the assessment of government progress on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons

Purpose of the session

The Committee will take evidence from Stephen Shaw on the Government’s progress in implementing his 2016 report recommendations on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons and discuss the findings of his follow-up report, published in July 2018. Shaw’s first review exposed the serious damage caused to mental health by immigration detention and made 64 recommendations to improve the welfare of those held in detention.

The session is likely to cover:

  • Treatment of vulnerable people in immigration detention
  • Staff culture and safer detention
  • Detention time limits
  • Casework
  • Healthcare provision
  • Detention reforms

Further information

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