Management and security of night state

Guidance for staff, on the period in which detainees in detention centres are limited to residential areas or individual rooms overnight.


Detention services order: management and security of night state

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The detention services order (04/2018) provides instructions for staff on the period during which detainees are limited to a residential area or their individual rooms overnight, within detention centres.

This guidance should be used by all staff in:

  • Home Office immigration removal centres
  • Gatwick pre-departure accommodation
  • residential short-term holding facilities
Published 12 December 2018