The Impact of Immigration Detention on Mental Health: A Literature Review
Bosworth, M. (2016). “Mental Health in Immigration Detention: A Literature Review”. Review into the Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons, Cm 9186. London: HSMO.
37 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2016
Date Written: 2016
This literature review was commissioned as part of the independent review of policies and procedures affecting the welfare of those held in immigration removal centres, which was announced by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, in February 2015 (Home Office, 2015a). The wider review, conducted by Stephen Shaw, CBE, seeks to identify whether improvements can be made to safeguard the health and wellbeing of detainees, and those being escorted in the UK. This literature review examines relevant academic literature on immigration detention according to the following terms of reference.
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