Challenging aftercare provisions for former prisoners and immigration detainees: The interaction between Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Care Act 2014

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  

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A significant number of people are made subject to immigration detention or serve sentences of imprisonment in the UK. It is well documented that they often have poor mental health and complex care needs which must be met by the state during their detention and on their release.

This seminar will cover:

  • Identifying the legal and ethical issues
  • How duties to provide care, support, and necessary safeguarding ought to be discharged
  • How failures can be effectively challenged
  • Individuals who are subject to immigration detention, and the specific care and safeguarding issues which arise during their detention and upon their release
  • Individuals serving sentences of imprisonment and the particular problems which arise for those with complex health needs


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