Author: Independent review by Wendy Williams | Date: 19 March 2020
The Windrush Lessons Learned Independent Review by Wendy Williams that was ordered by the House of Commons has been released.
The Report's foundations were borne from the treatment of the Windrush generation in the UK. As the Report says; "The causes of the Windrush scandal can be traced back through successive rounds of policy and legislation about immigration and nationality from the 1960s onwards, the aim of which was to restrict the eligibility of certain groups to live in the UK."
According to the Report's Authors; "The review has sifted through nearly 69,000 official documents, from advice and briefing to ministers and their responses, to letters and emails, reports, Parliamentary papers and policy impact assessments. We have also analysed the 164 case files identified by the Home Office’s historical cases review (see Annex G for details)."
They further stated: "We have worked with a wide range of organisations, groups and people, principally through a call for evidence. They included immigration lawyers, local authorities, charities, think tanks and academic forums, we talked to around 450 government staff, officials and politicians. And in roadshows around the country, we spoke to approximately 270 people affected by the scandal. Separately, we also carried out ethnographic research with a smaller group to understand more deeply the effect of the scandal on their lives."
The full Report is featured here via MNI by clicking on the link below to download:
Windrush Independent Review (9164 KB)