266. Removal centres.

A removal centre is a place which is used solely for the detention of detained persons1 but which is not a short-term holding facility2, pre-departure accommodation3, a prison or part of a prison4. Prior to 2003, removal centres were called 'detention centres'5. The purpose of removal centres is to provide for the secure but humane accommodation of detained persons in a relaxed regime with as much freedom of movement and association as possible, consistent with maintaining a safe and secure environment, and to encourage and assist detained persons to make the most productive use of their time, whilst respecting in particular their dignity and the right to individual expression6.

A manager must be appointed for every removal centre7