Archive for April 2010

Get Behind the Sanctuary Pledge!

End Child Detention Now is urging all its supporters to get behind the inspiring Citizens for Sanctuary prospective parliamentary candidate pledge campaign which is especially emphasising the scandalous detention of children by the UK immigration authorities. Dozens of PPCs have signed up to the pledge – but many more have yet to declare their support. […]

Ask every party what they are going to do about ending child detention

Here are 3 key questions that we are urging supporters to ask their candidates during the current 2010 election with follow-up information.  Postings to on-line discussion forums, calls to radio and TV phone-ins and direct questions at public meetings are strongly encouraged. We would also like to hear from you about candidates who have pledged […]

Beverley Naidoo calls for an end to child detention in the pages of Nursery World

It’s not usual to have five-year-olds and 15-year-olds in the same storytelling workshop. But there was nothing usual about the event that illustrator Karin Littlewood and I ran last December for imprisoned children. They were behind bars, not for committing some horrible crime but because they were asylum-seekers, and because we live in a society […]

Surveillance + detention = £Billions: How Labour’s friends are ‘securing your world’

Clare Sambrook writes for OpenDemocracy on how a former Labour Home Secretary makes ends meet by offering his security and counter-terrorism expertise to the companies that make millions from the British tax payer out of arresting and locking up children. At the bustling Counter Terror Expo in London’s Olympia this week they are giving top […]

Vote for an End to Child Detention this election

ECDN is urging all its supporters to cast their votes for the candidates most likely to support a ban on holding children in immigration detention centres in the next parliament—whichever party or parties form the next government.  If government ministers think they can lock children up without suffering any electoral consequences, they should think again, […]