Detention and Escorting
3rd Floor Apollo House
36 Wellesley Rd
11 August 2020
Dear M Esslemont, Re: Freedom of Information request – 59755
Thank you for your email of 3 August 2020 which has been handled as a request for information
under the Freedom of Information Act. The full request can be found at Annex A
your email does not provide us with all the information we require to be able to
respond to your request. Under s
ection 1(3) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) we need not
comply with a request unless any further information is provided.
• Please can you clarify what data or information you require. Our understanding is that you
are requesting to know the number of people who were logged on the Home Office Case
Information Database (CID) as an Adult At Risk between the period of 1 April 2019 and 31
March 2020 and were also recorded as having made a threat of self harm, having made a
known suicide attempt or have been recorded as a death in detention. Please can you
confirm if this is correct.
Once you provide this information, we will aim to send you a full response to your request within
twenty working days.
Detention and Escorting Services
Dear Home Office,
Thank you for confirming the nature of information held on vulnerability within detention (case ref
57920) as per the Case Information Database (CID) category fields. Please outline the instances in
which the following cases in immigration detention, between the period of 1 April 2019 and 31
March 2020, were recorded:
- Recorded deaths in detention
- Number of detainees held, who have made 'threat of self harm'
- Number of detainees held, who have made a known suicide attempt
Please disaggregate figures by the above categories, and by 'levels' of vulnerability in cases where
these have been assigned (e.g. 'Adults at Risk Level 1', 'AAR Level 2', 'AAR Level 3').
Please note: It is recognised that these vulnerability categories (deaths, threat of self harm, suicide
attempts) are not mutually exclusive, and that some detainees may have been recorded as having
two or more of the above case outcomes. This is why the number of these instances (deaths, self-
harm threats, suicide attempts), is being sought rather than the number of total detainees. Any
other caveats on the integrity of data provided should be issued in the usual way. Where additional
deaths, suicide attempts or self-harm threats may not be recorded on the database, please
disclose the data available to you and caveat this.