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The Short-term Holding Facility Rules 2018

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2

    1. 3.Application of these Rules

    2. 4.Places of detention

    3. 5.Directly managed short-term holding facilities

    4. 6.Holding rooms

  4. PART 3

    1. Admission and discharge

      1. 7.Information to detained persons about these Rules and the short-term holding facility

      2. 8.Record, photograph and fingerprinting

      3. 9.Detained person’s property

      4. 10.Search

      5. 11.Custody outside short-term holding facilities

      6. 12.Reasons for detention and update of claim

    2. Facilities

      1. 13.Accommodation

      2. 14.Sleeping accommodation

      3. 15.Families and minors

      4. 16.Clothing

      5. 17.Food

      6. 18.Hygiene

      7. 19.Recreation

      8. 20.Time in open air

    3. Religion

      1. 21.Diversity of religion

      2. 22.Religious denomination

    4. Communications

      1. 23.Outside contacts

      2. 24.Correspondence

      3. 25.Visits

      4. 26.Official interviews

      5. 27.Legal adviser

      6. 28.Use of telephones

      7. 29.Access to the internet

    5. Health Care

      1. 30.Medical screening

      2. 31.General medical care

      3. 32.Special illnesses and conditions

      4. 33.Notification of illness or death

    6. Requests and complaints

      1. 34.Requests and complaints

  5. PART 4

    1. 35.Removal from association

    2. 36.Use of force

    3. 37.Temporary confinement

  6. PART 5

    1. 38.General duty of staff

    2. 39.Gratuities

    3. 40.Transactions with detained persons

    4. 41.Staff employed by the contractor

    5. 42.Search of staff

    6. 43.Contact with former detained persons or the friends and relatives of detained or former detained persons

  7. PART 6

    1. 44.Authorisation for access

    2. 45.Prohibited items

    3. 46.Control of persons and vehicles

    4. 47.Viewing of short-term holding facilities

    5. 48.Visitors

  8. PART 7

    1. 49.Conflict of interest

    2. 50.Visiting Committees

    3. 51.Proceedings of Visiting Committees

    4. 52.Members visiting short-term holding facilities

    5. 53.General duties of Visiting Committees

    6. 54.Particular duties

    7. 55.Reports

  9. PART 8

    1. 56.Delegation by the manager or person for the time being in charge

  10. PART 9 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 57.Extension of Part 8 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 to short-term holding facilities

  11. Signature

  12. Explanatory Note

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