Windrush Lessons Learned Review published The nation was shocked and appalled when the Windrush scandal hit the news in 2018. Rightly so, for what happened was the destruction of the lives of black Britons as a direct result of a Government policy. The Windrush Lessons Learned Review puts beyond any doubt what we have said all along: that the Windrush scandal was not an isolated mistake, but the inevitable result of Home Office policies aimed at creating a Hostile Environment for people unable to easily prove their right to be in the country. To this day the elements of institutional racism and policies responsible for the scandal, including the Hostile Environment, continue to tear lives apart. Justice for the Windrush Generation will not be fully served until the Hostile Environment is scrapped and the attitudes which drove its creation are rooted out. The Review shows that the Home Office culture of disregard for people’s human rights and humanity and disbelief of their testimony and that of experts is pervasive from ministerial level down. When he ordered this Review, then Home Secretary Sajid Javid said that what happened with the Windrush scandal must ‘never again happen to any group of people’. Yet still now, every day, many marginalised people, including asylum seekers, are disbelieved, dismissed, detained and even deported to places where they may not be safe. Nothing can truly atone for what happened to the Windrush generation. But just as the scandal marked a turning point in public understanding of the human impact of Home Office policy, so this Review must mark a turning point in Government leadership on immigration, if Britain is to believe in its own capacity for humanity, decency and fairness. Joint statement from Asylum MattersBail for Immigration Detainees (BID)Black Cultural ArchivesCenter for Migration Advice and Research Desmond Jadoo & Charlie Williams, Windrush Movement (UK) Freedom from TortureHelen Bamber FoundationHuman Rights WatchJesuit Refugee Service UKJoint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)LibertyMcKenzie Beute and Pope Immigration PractionersMedical JusticeMuslim Council of BritainPastor Clive Foster, Pilgrim Church NottinghamPatrick VernonPeter Tatchell FoundationPraxisPreston Windrush Generation and Descendants UKRabbi Danny RichRefugee ActionRefugee CouncilRunnymede TrustSurvivors Speak OUTUKLGIGWelsh Refugee Council More on the Windrush scandal Show your support on Twitter or Facebook - click the image to download Read more What is the Windrush scandal and how did it happen? Our explainer Windrush Lessons Learned Review - JCWI briefing Our briefing on the most urgent recommendations from the Windrush Lessons Learned Review Windrush Dossier of Failure Our joint publication with Liberty, outlining the pressing case for an independent review into the scandal Supporting grassroots organisations After the public donated £20,000 and the Mayor of London matched it, we jointly created the Windrush Justice Fund, which gives micro grants to grassroots organisations supporting members of the Windrush generation.