Following on from an unannounced inspection in December 2014, HMIP found that while the centre was on the whole very positive, there were some areas that needed attention, in particular the ‘bleak care and separation unit, which was a completely unsatisfactory environment.’ There was also criticism for Home Office caseworking, resulting in ‘prolonged, unnecessary and possibly unlawful detention’, as well as further criticism of the Rule 35 system for vulnerable detainees. Please click on the heading above to see the full report.
HMIP congratulated Tinsley House ‘one of the best centres we have inspected’. Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group seen to provide ‘very good support to detainees’. However, the report noted ‘significant shortcomings in mental health provision’. This was the follow-up inspection of Tinsley House IRC (8-11 October 2012) by HMIP published on 27 February 2013.
HMIP released their latest report on Tinsley House, after an announced inspection which took place in February this year. The report follows a rather critical report from 2009, and this time round they found a number of improvements, most notably in staff-detainee relationships and a reduction in bullying. There were however some areas of concern, including late night transfers, detainees who don\‘t speak English, and mental health provision. You can download the report from the panel on the right.
HMIP have just released their latest report from an unannounced inspection they did at Tinsley House back in July. The report highlights the poor and deteriorating conditions for women and children in particular, calling them \‘wholly unacceptable\’. Dame Ann Owers and her team also described how the centre had suffered since the opening of Brook House, as most of G4S\’ attention was focused on the problems they were having at the new centre. Download the full Tinsley House report from the panel on the right.
In March 2008, Anne Owers and her team came back to Tinsley to carry out another announced inspection. We were again consulted during the inspection, and were able to raise any areas of concern.
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