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Self-Harm in Immigration Detention January through December 2012

Brook House IRC had an alarming rise in the number of self-harm incidents requiring medical treatment in the last quarter of 2012 - 8 incidents in Q3 / 20 incidents in Q4 a 150% increase. In Q3 87 persons were on self-harm watch in Q4 this rose to 119.

Overall Brook House had the worst record by far of all IRCs for incidents of self-harm at risk or requiring medical treatment in 2012.

Full statistics for January through December 2012 as provided by UKBA

'No-Deportations asked UKBA for figures on self-harm in immigration detention between October and December 2012 inclusive, under the following headings:

1. Number of individuals on formal self-harm at risk.

2. Number of Incidents of self-harm requiring medical treatment.

3. Number of deaths if any.

In Campsfield House, Brook House, Colnbrook, Dover, Dungavel, Harmondsworth, Haslar, Morton Hall, Tinsley House, Yarl's Wood IRCs, any Short Term Hold Centres and Cedars pre-departure accommodation.

The data requested on self-harm in removal centres, Short-Term Holding Facilities (STHFs) and Cedars pre-departure accommodation is detailed in the tables below; it is based on management information only and has not been subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics publications. These figures are provisional and are subject to change.

There has been one death at Harmondsworth IRC in October 2012. The death will be the subject of a Coroner's Inquest and it would be inappropriate to comment on the details in advance of the Coroner's conclusions.

 
Number of incidents of Self-Harm requiring medical treatment Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4 - 2012
Total Jan Feb Mar   Apr May Jun   Jul Aug Sep   Oct Nov Dec
Quarter 1   Quarter 2   Quarter 3   Quarter 4
Brook House 49 5 1 9   2 3 1   1 4 3   10 4 6
     
Campsfield House 5 1 0 0   2 0 0   0 1 1   0 0 0
     
Colnbrook 32 2 0 1   10 4 6   3 2 0   0 0 4
     
Dover 23 3 3 3   1 4 1   1 1 1   0 4 1
     
Dungavel 0 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0
     
Harmondsworth 21 0 0 0   0 1 6   2 5 4   0 2 1
     
Haslar 3 0 0 0   1 0 1   1 0 0   0 0 0
     
Morton Hall 22 0 0 0   9 7 1   0 1 2   0 0 2
     
Tinsley House 19 3 2 1   2 2 0   0 1 2   2 2 2
     
Yarl's Wood 32 0 0 0   3 8 4   5 1 5   3 1 2
           
Cedars Pre-departure 2 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 1 1
           
Larne 0 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0
           
Pennine House 0 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0
                 
14 6 14   30 29 20   13 16 18   5 10 13
                           
                       
Subtotal 208 Q1- 34   Q2 - 79   Q3  - 47   Q4  - 48

 

Individuals on Formal Self-Harm at Risk in Immigration Detention Q1/Q2/Q3 - 2012
                       
Total Jan Feb Mar   Apr May Jun   Jul Aug Sept   Oct Nov Dec
               
Brook House 377 36 26 31   28 28 22   29 28 30   34 47 38
     
Campsfield House 129 8 11 11   12 11 11   8 13 13   15 8 8
     
Colnbrook 232 26 23 27   24 21 20   15 8 3   20 18 27
     
Dover 77 5 9 6   5 8 4   5 4 3   7 11 10
     
Dungavel 118 11 8 11   8 11 6   8 15 10   10 10 10
     
Harmondsworth 267 25 20 31   17 20 37   16 28 37   18 15 3
     
Haslar 25 3 1 7   3 1 2   4 2 0   0 1 1
     
Morton Hall 173 16 5 18   19 21 20   10 4 2   10 27 21
     
Tinsley House 138 14 12 5   8 11 11   6 16 18   16 12 9
     
Yarl's Wood 249 12 18 21   25 30 35   13 12 21   17 20 25
           
Cedars Pre-departure 23 3 3 2     3 3 0   1 1 7
           
Larne 1 0 0 0   0 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0
           
Pennine House 10 0 1 0   2 3 4   0 0 0   0 0 0
                 
    159 137 170   151 165 173   114 130 137   147 169 152
Subtotal 1,804                        
Q1 466   Q2 489     Q3 381     Q4 468  
                           

 

 

Last updated 28 March, 2013