Archive for April 2011

The invisible child detainees – Prison Inspectorate reveals neglect of children in short term holding facilities

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons has recently published a review of the last six years’ inspections of short-term holding facilities. These facilities are intended to hold people detained for immigration purposes for short periods of time before or after arrival in the UK, and those awaiting transportation to long-term places of detention. One of the [...]

Barnardo’s Telephone Protest Announced

Campaigners against the opening of new family detention facilities which are to be jointly provided by the global security and prisons corporation G4S and the UK children’s charity Barnardo’s have announced a BARNADO’S TELETHON for Tuesday 26 April 2011. London NoBorders are urging opponents of Barnardo’s involvement in the brand new detention facility at Pease [...]

Where now for the campaign to end child detention?

Syd Bolton, Solicitor, Children’s Legal Centre* *This is the text of the speech that Syd Bolton gave to the End Child Detention Now/Shpresa Keep Your Promise campaign launch, Oxford House, Bethnal Green, London, 26th March 2011. Thank you all for being part of this campaign and for inviting me to take part in this important [...]

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