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Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

Question for Home Office

UIN HL6244, tabled on 21 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March, what steps they are taking to ensure that staff in immigration detention centres understand and apply their guidance on adults at risk in immigration detention.

Answered on

3 April 2017

A training presentation pack on Detention Services Order (DSO) on the care and management of adults at risk in the detention estate (08/2016) was circulated to all Home Office Immigration Enforcement staff in the immigration detention estate, including staff at Morton Hall immigration removal centre (IRC) in September 2016.

The final version of DSO 08/2016 was published on 27 February 2017. Home Office business embedded trainers are delivering training on the DSO to staff in the IRCs, including supplier and healthcare staff. Staff at Morton Hall IRC received training in February and a refresher training session will be added to the annual training schedule for NOMS staff at the centre.

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