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ICIBI criticises Home Office Operations on removing foreign national offenders

The Home Office’s operations for removing foreign national offenders have been criticised by The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) in an inspection report published on 29 June 2023. The ICIBI has especially emphasized the Home Office’s inability to bring reliable data and management information, it is ineffective use of resources which weaken the effectiveness of the operations in the Foreign National Offenders Returns Command (FNORC) and the absence of control in the case working operations in FNORC.

David Neal from the ICIBI has criticised the Early Removal Scheme (ERS) as well, which Neal expresses is not functioning well, due to delays in case working therefor rising costs of detaining FNOs, as well as the Facilitated Return Scheme (FRS), where developments and administration could be clearer and better administrated.

The ICIBI’s report makes four proposals. These circle around data, performance reporting, review of case working and case ownership and management. In a response to the report, the Home Office has acknowledged that the report emphasizes issues already known to the FNORC management team. The Home Office has partly accepted the first recommendation on data and fully accepted the remaining three.

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