Clapham, Bedfordshire

Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

Status

In use

2020

Type: Immigration detention centre (Administrative)

Custodial Authority: UK Visas and Immigration

Management: Serco Ltd (Private For-Profit)

Detains: Asylum seekers (administrative), Families, Adult women, Adult men, Undocumented migrants (administrative)

Capacity Reported population Conditions complaints?
410
354

2015

NO
United Kingdom

23,970

Immigration detainees (2020)

4,270

Estimated detention capacity (2015)

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information

Address: Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Clapham, Bedfordshire MK41 6HL UK Phone: + 44 1234 821000; Fax: + 44 1234 821096


Center status

Status In use

2020

Status Last documented use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Administrative

Type Immigration detention centre

2011
National typology

Name Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)

2015
Operating period

Year of Entry 2001

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2016

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2013

Name Serco Ltd

Type Private For-Profit

2011
Outsourced services and non-state actors

Provider G4S Group

Service Health care

2016

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Facility maintenance

2015

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2015

Provider Tascor

Service Detainee transport

2013

Provider Serco Health

Service Health care

2013

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Management

2013

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Education or training

2013

Provider Reliance

Service Detainee transport

2011

Provider UK Border Agency; Serco Health

Service Health care

2011

Provider Serco Ltd

Service Education or training

2011
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2011
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011
Reported overstays at facility

Reported Overstays Yes

2013
Demographics

Name Families

2015

Name Adult women

2015

Name Adult men

2015

Name Adult women

2013

Name Families

2013

Name Adult men

2013

Name Adult women

2011

Name Adult men

2011

Name Families

2011
Categories of detainees

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011
Gender segregation

Gender Segregation Yes

2015
Family segregation

Family Segregation Yes

2011
Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 410

2016

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 406

2013

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 405

2011

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 405

2010
Reported population at a specific time

Number 354

2015

Number 291

2013

Number 260

2011
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions State of repair

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2015

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Access to telephones

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Access to internet

2013

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Escorts and Removals

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Protection from Physical Violence

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Medical care

2011

Adequate or Inadequate? Adequate

Detention centre conditions Recreation

2011
Mistreatment complaints

Mistreatment Complaints Yes

2013
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National non-governmental groups

2013

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution National Red Cross Federation

2013

Yes or No Yes

Type of institution Bar associations or similar

2013
Family access

Family Access Yes

2013
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

Suicides Reported Yes

2013
Armed guards
Estimated average detention period (days)
Legal segregation
Age segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Total number of detainees (year)
Average daily population
Reported overpopulation
Inspection grade
Specially trained personnel
Consular access
Reported deaths at this facility

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Custodial authority

Agency UK Visas and Immigration

Ministry Home Office

Ministry Typology Interior or Home Affairs

2011
Facility owner
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)
Area of authority or operations