Adults at Risk

72 hours too many: how pregnant women are let down in immigration detention

72 hours too many: how pregnant women are let down in immigration detention

Two years ago on 12 July, a time limit of 72 hours was placed on how long a pregnant woman could be detained under immigration powers in the UK. This is 72 hours too many.

The Harm of Detention

The Harm of Detention

The deprivation of liberty, for the purpose of administration, harms people. The current process risks ignoring the different ways an individual can become vulnerable due to the harm of detention by relying solely on screening for pre-existing vulnerabilities.