Reports & PublicationsReports, publications and other resources produced by the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group.
GDWG submission to Stephen Shaw review
On 24th July 2018 the follow-up report by Stephen Shaw, ‘Assessment of government progress in implementing the report on the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons’ was published. During 2017 GDWG carried out an extensive piece of research with detainees to ascertain what progress had been made since his 2016 report ‘Review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons’. The evidence for our research was obtained from G4S medical records and detainees’ Home Office files. The research findings formed GDWG’s submissions to this review.
Don’t Dump Me In a Foreign Land
Published in November 2017 and written by Dan Godshaw, this report looks at those who arrive in the UK as children and go on to be detained. We have recommendations for government, local authorities, and support services.
Rethinking ‘Vulnerability’ in Detention: a Crisis of Harm
Published in July 2015, this report by the Detention Forum’s Vulnerable People Working Group was co-written by GDWG and AVID.
Published in May 2015, this report describes the impact of legal aid cuts on people detained in Brook House and Tinsley House IRCs.
A Prison in the Mind
This 2012 GDWG report looks at the mental health implications of detention in Brook House IRC.
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