265. Detention of vulnerable persons and pregnant women.

The Secretary of State1 has issued guidance specifying matters to be taken into account by a person in determining whether a person would be particularly vulnerable to harm if he were to be detained2 or to remain in detention and, if a person is identified as being particularly vulnerable to harm in those circumstances, whether he should be detained or remain in detention3.

If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a woman4 is pregnant, the woman may not be detained under a relevant detention power5 unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that the woman will shortly be removed