IMB members are independent, unpaid and work an average of 3-4 visits per month. Their role is to monitor the day-to-day life in their local prison or removal centre and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. To see a map of prison establishments use the Prison FinderRead more about us
Inside every prison, immigration removal centre and some short term holding facilities at airports, there is an Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) – a group of ordinary members of the public doing an extraordinary job.Learn more >
The IMB national annual report for 2017/18 was published on 5 June 2019. The ministerial response has now been received and can be viewed here.
Gatwick Pre-Departure Accommodation: Children’s distress means family removals process should be reviewed, say independent monitors
Child describes ‘a palace within a prison’ The Independent Monitoring Board for the Home Office’s Gatwick pre-departure accommodation (PDA) – made up of a team of volunteers appointed by ministers to ensure detainees are treated humanely – today publishes its annual report for 2018. The report describes much good work that is done to …
Board concerned about of safeguarding of vulnerable detainees at Tinsley House. The Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) – made up of a team of volunteers appointed by ministers to ensure detainees are treated humanely – today publishes its annual report for 2018. In its report the IMB concludes that: in the main, …