Gatwick detention centres get good reviews

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Two centres for people detained under immigration laws near Gatwick Airport have received good ratings in their annual reviews.

Between them, Brook House and Tinsley House, which are both managed by security company G4S, housed more than 17,000 detainees awaiting removal from the UK or an outcome on their asylum application in 2015.

Managing director for Custodial and Detention services, Jerry Petherick said: “We have worked hard to cultivate partnerships which enable us to offer the highest level of care to detainees at what can be a very distressing time.

“This includes working closely with our customer the Home Office, alongside a range of other expert organisations including Barnardo’s, the Red Cross and Migrant Help.

“We will look closely at these reports to look at what else we can do to further strengthen our support for those in our care.”

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