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Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (IRC) at Heathrow, holding large numbers of men with mental health problems in prison-like conditions, continued to show “considerable failings” in safety and respect for detainees, according to prison inspectors. Publishing a report on an inspection in September 2017, Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, said a 2015 inspection of Europe’s largest immigration detention centre had highlighted…

Harmondsworth had managed to maintain standards despite doubling in size, but significant improvements were still needed in some areas, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection of the removal centre near Heathrow. Previous inspections over recent years have recorded steady progress at Harmondsworth, after a second disturbance at the centre in 2006. At its last inspection in early 2010,…

The state of drift previously identified at Harmondsworth had halted and it was heading in the right direction, but substantial concerns needed addressing, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons. Today he published the report of an unannounced inspection of the immigration removal centre (IRC) near Heathrow airport. Harmondsworth IRC, Europe’s largest immigration detention facility, holds up to 661 male detainees and is run for the Home…

…Report on an unannounced inspection of Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre Harmondsworth site (2-20 October 2017) Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre Harmondsworth site (625.15 kB) Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre Harmondsworth site Action Plan (13 March 2018) Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre Harmondsworth site Action Plan (306.85 kB)…

Harmondsworth needed to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable men it held, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection of the immigration removal centre near Heathrow airport. At its last inspection in 2011, inspectors found a centre that was working hard to sustain improvements after opening new accommodation. This more recent inspection was more mixed. Improvements had slowed and some…

…Report on an unannounced inspection of Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre – Harmondsworth site (7 – 18 September 2015) Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre – Harmondsworth site (1.83 MB) Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre, Harmondsworth site Service Improvement Plan, 2016 (254.83 kB)  …

…An announced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (17-21 July 2006) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (434.81 kB)…

…Unannounced full follow-up inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (14-18 January 2008) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (450.49 kB)…

…Announced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (11-15 January 2010) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (497.55 kB)…

…An announced inspection of Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (14-25 November 2011) Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (461.92 kB)…