Independent report

An inspection of the Home Office’s approach to the identification and safeguarding of vulnerable adults

The Inspection looked at how well the Home Office’s Borders, Immigration and Citizenship System (BICS) recognises and responds to the needs of vulnerable individuals.

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An inspection of the Home Office’s approach to the identification and safeguarding of vulnerable adults

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The inspection focused on frontline staff in Border Force and Immigration Enforcement, specifically:

  • how they identify vulnerable adults during encounters with non-detained migrants
  • how they are trained, supported and managed to understand and carry out their safeguarding responsibilities towards vulnerable adults
  • how they record information about vulnerable adults on Home Office systems
  • how and when they pass on vulnerable adults internally to another Home Office unit or to another relevant agency

The Home Office has accepted all 4 recommendations made in the report.

Published 10 January 2019