New briefing “Putting Adults at Risk” published. This publication seeks to explain the history behind the Adults at Risk policy, to set out in simple terms how the policy is intended to work and, lastly, to highlight some of the main issues with the policy and explain why it fails to protect vulnerable people from inappropriate detention.
The Adult at Risk policy was introduced to protect vulnerable people at risk of harm in detention. However, it is now very clear that the policy instead leads to more vulnerable people being detained for longer. We call on the Home Office to review the policy to ensure that it is truly protective, effective and inclusive.