Policy and legislation Adults at risk On 12 September 2016, the Home Office implemented the adults at risk detention policy, which replaced the existing policy framework (Chapter 55.10 of the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance (EIG)) designed to protect the most vulnerable from immigration detention. This was a key part of the government's response to long-standing criticisms of its policy and practice on the detention of the vulnerable, culminating in the Shaw review: Review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons, Stephen Shaw, Cm 9186, January 2016 ('Shaw'). Shaw concluded that the mechanisms designed to protect the vulnerable were not ...