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Santa and helpers blockade UKBA family removal operations in Glasgow

This morning, Monday 10 December, Santa Claus, with the help of some of his elves, erected an 18 foot tall tripod outside the main entrance of the UKBA offices in Glasgow to prevent immigration officials carrying out controversial dawn raids on the families of asylum seekers. Santa refused to come down from the tripod, which […]

Support the Day of Action against Child Detention Charity Barnardos on November 8th

Please support the Day of Action against Barnardos on Thursday – a so-called ‘children’s charity’ that makes the disgusting and shocking mistreatment of families like the Salehs possible and whose so-called ‘red lines’ are just insults to the injuries dozens of families continue to experience as they are dawn raided, detained and forcibly deported to […]

Ending child detention – the most achievable human rights goal?

TOM SANDERSON, THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE ICHRP BLOG ON 28 NOVEMBER 2011 Human rights issues are notoriously controversial. Debates rage around numerous issues, not least the validity and universality of human rights themselves. However, the detention of children for immigration purposes stands out as one human rights issue for which there is a […]

‘Barnardo’s! Please quit the child detention business’

Alida Alisis, this article originally appeared in openDemocracy on 8 August 2011. Back in March, almost a year after the government had promised to end what Nick Clegg called the “shameful practice” of locking up asylum seeking families in conditions known to harm their mental health, Barnardo’s stunned children’s advocates by revealing that it had […]

Mid-Sussex migrant prison protest announced

Croydon No Borders are organising a demonstration against the opening of a new family immigration prison  (euphemistically referred to by the Home Office as  ‘pre-departure accommodation’) on Saturday 30th July, 1pm at Muster Green park, Hayward’s Heath. Hayward’s Heath is where Mid Sussex District Council, the local authority which approved planning permission for the new […]

ECDN addresses Newham Refugee Week Festival

I’d firstly like to thank the Shpresa Programme for inviting me to address you all today. My name is Tom Sanderson and I’m here to represent the campaign group End Child Detention Now. To start with I’d like to tell you a bit about our campaign which began in 2009. Since then we have been […]

The UK continues to detain children, a year after the Coalition’s pledge to end it

Simon Parker (This article originally appeared in openDemocracy on 11 May 2011) A year ago, the coalition pledged to halt all child detention by this very day. Yet the recent news that six children were held in three separate detention facilities by the UK Border Agency in March comes as no surprise to campaigners who […]

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 […]

Keep Your Promise campaign launch London 26th March

On Saturday 26th March at 5.00pm-6.30pm Oxford House Derbyshire Street Bethnal Green London E2 6HG Nearest Tube – Bethnal Green.   On 12 May 2010, Nick Clegg on behalf of the Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition government announced that the immigration detention of children in the United Kingdom was to be brought to an end. On 16 […]

Sleep out to end destitution of all asylum seekers

More than 30 sleep-outs in support of destitute asylum seekers are being organised around the country beginning this week and continuing into March by Amnesty UK, Student Action for Refugees and Still Human Still Here. The aim is to raise awareness and show solidarity with the thousands of asylum seekers all over the UK who […]