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asylum determination procedure and beyond, there is evidence that woman are not receiving the level of care that is necessary. In 2004, the government released a five-year plan, Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health Care. This plan mentions refugees and asylum seekers only very briefly. In November 2000, the DoH had published an information booklet for NHS staff dealing with asylum seekers and refugees, entitled Meeting the Health Needs of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK:An Information and Resource Pack for Health Workers (Burnett and Fassil 2000).The booklet

in Refugee women in Britain and France

be exploited. Unlike CADA, the CPH which accommodate those with refugee status are not legally tasked with a medico-legal function. However, a number of them help occupants who require medical attention. For instance, the CPH run by the Forum Réfugiés in Lyon collaborates with hospitals, GPs and mother and baby protection teams in the Lyon region. It also runs mental health clinics, on its premises, offering CPH occupants a diagnostic and referral service (ibid.). Apart from medical services available in many CADA and some CPH, mental health care within the state

in Refugee women in Britain and France