By conducting a range of inspections throughout the year, the Independent Chief Inspector aims to:
- drive improvement within the UK’s border and immigration functions, and
- achieve broad coverage of the UK’s border and immigration operations both geographically and thematically.
Inspections are carried out using a set of criteria structured into four broad strands:
- Impact; and
- Leadership and Management.
The criteria are tailored to each individual inspection and made available to the Home Office in advance of the start of an inspection.