Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, West Sussex

Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: G4S Group (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Families, Accompanied minors, Unaccompanied minors, Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
153
110

2014

No Data
United Kingdom

23,970

Immigration detainees (2020)

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

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MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1996

Year Ceased

Center Status

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2012
Management

Name G4S Group

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name G4S Group

Type Private For-Profit

2011
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider G4S Group

Service Health care

2016

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2014

Provider G4S Group

Service Education or training

2014

Provider G4S Group

Service Management

2012

Provider Reliance

Service Detainee transport

2012

Provider West Sussex Primary Care Trust

Service Health care

2012

Provider G4S Group

Service Health care

2012

Provider Saxonbrook

Service Health care

2012

Provider G4S Group

Service Detainee transport

2011

Provider Saxonbrook Medical Centre

Service Health care

2011

Provider G4S Group

Service Education or training

2011
Custodial Authorities

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011

STATISTICS & DATA

Demographics

Name Families

2016

Name Accompanied minors

2016

Name Unaccompanied minors

2016

Name Adult men

2014

Name Families

2014

Name Adult men

2012

Name Adult women

2012

Name Families

2012

Name Accompanied minors

2012

Name Accompanied minors

2011

Name Families

2011

Name Adult women

2011

Name Adult men

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Capacity (specialised immigration facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 153

2016

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 154

2012

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 155

2011

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 116

2010
Reported Population (day)

Number 110

2014

Number 111

2012

Number 100

2011
Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Reports of Suicide Attempts

Suicides Reported Yes

2012

CONDITIONS & REGIME

Inadequate conditions

Detention Centre inadequate condition Ventilation

2014

Detention Centre inadequate condition Food provision

2014

Detention Centre inadequate condition Ventilation

2012

Detention Centre inadequate condition Food provision

2012

Detention Centre inadequate condition Medical care

2012

Detention Centre inadequate condition Access to internet

2011

Detention Centre inadequate condition Escorts and Removals

2011

Detention Centre inadequate condition Ventilation

2011

Detention Centre inadequate condition Food provision

2011
External Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Gender Segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2011
Family Segregation

Family Segregation Yes

2014
Monitors & Civil Society Access

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National non-governmental groups

2012

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution Bar associations or similar

2012
Family Access

Family Access Yes

2012