To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 136771 on Deportation, when the Home Office Manual of Escorting Safely (HOMES) was developed; how many times HOMES has been reviewed; the last time HOMES was reviewed; and on what dates HOMES was updated.
1 May 2018
The development of the Home Office Manual for Escorting Safely (HOMES) system started in 2013, following the appointment of the Independent Advisory Panel on Non Compliance Management. The HOMES system was rolled out to overseas and in-country escorts from June 2014.
The redacted version of the HOMES manual was published on 26 November 2016 and can be found at the attached link:
Changes to the HOMES system were made following an independent review carried out in March 2015. A second review took place in November 2016, resulting in further enhancements to the training package and the supporting manual. The latest update to the HOMES manual took place in April 2018. The HOMES training programme is subject to ongoing review by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services.