Immigration & Asylum
Provision of Independent Psychiatric, Psychological, Physical Health, Age Assessment, Social and Family Circumstances reports for immigration proceedings, is a leading area of Mind Professionals’ expertise and dedicated day-to-day service practice.
We can assist with finding the right expert to provide their expert opinion in relation to all matters involving a client’s mental health, mental capacity, intellectual functioning, age, social and family circumstances. We have purposefully developed and successfully established committed service relationships with nationally renowned male and female medico-legal experts with specific expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety in addition to other mental and physical health conditions associated with vulnerable men and women who have experienced torture, trauma, violence and abuse (including sexual abuse), human trafficking and modern slavery.
Mind Professionals can assist in providing reports that address the following:
- Assessment of Psychiatric / Psychological injury, including PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Cognition, Capacity, Personality Disorders, Domestic Abuse and Forced Servitude and the impact of detention within Removal Centres;
- Recommendations for effective treatment of mental health conditions;
- Forensic Assessment of Physical Injury and Interpretation of Scarring;
- Assessments of Mental Health, Reoffending Risk, Family & Social Circumstances in relation to Deportation;
- Merton Compliant Age Assessments of Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants.
A number of our psychiatrists are also dually qualified as experts in the assessment of physical health conditions and the interpretation of injuries associated with torture, trauma, violence and abuse. This allows them unique expertise in assessing both a client’s mental state as well as any physical injuries and providing comprehensive fully combined reports.
Our experts regularly assess clients as part of asylum applications, appeal proceedings, Personal Injury Claims against the Home Office and for Judicial Review proceedings, as well as UK resident overseas clients facing threat of imminent deportation. Many of our experts are multi lingual themselves and all are skilled working through an interpreter for cases in which a client’s English is limited.
We routinely accommodate even the most urgent timescale deadlines for reporting and are typically able to offer assessment appointments for individuals placed on the Detained Fast Track process for removal within 24 hours where needed, with urgent reports completed within 48 hours of the assessment taking place. Standard reporting timescales offer completed reports within 1 – 2 weeks of the instruction being confirmed.
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