Reports & Publications

Reports, publications and other resources produced by the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group.
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GDWG Factsheet on the New Plan for Immigration

In this document we summarise some of the key points from the proposals, highlight some areas that particularly relate to our work.

Read the factsheet here.

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.

Download the Summary and the Full Submissions.   

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.

Download the Full Report and the Policy Briefing.

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.

Download the Executive Summary or the Full Report.

Cutting Justice

Published in May 2015, this report describes the impact of legal aid cuts on people detained in Brook House and Tinsley House IRCs.

Download the Executive Summary or the Full Report.

A Prison in the Mind

This 2012 GDWG report looks at the mental health implications of detention in Brook House IRC.

Download a copy of the report.