Move children out of migrant centres, say medical experts

10 December 2009

Detaining children in immigration centres puts them at risk of mental health problems, a coalition of royal medical colleges warns the government.

We are shockingly complacent about locking up 2,000 children a year

18 October 2009

The plight of the children of asylum seekers represents a sadly unexceptional failure of public conscience- Henry Porter

Children made 'sick with fear' in UK immigration detention centres

13 October 2009

Weight loss, difficulty sleeping, bed-wetting and sickness among symptoms found at Yarl's Wood.

Ministers under fire for locking up immigrant children

30 August 2009

Ministers were facing accusations today that hundreds of children are being held unnecessarily in immigration detention centres as official figures revealed, for the first time, that 470 minors were being detained with their families.

Asylum seekers speak: 'Nothing can give us back the last seven years'

8 August 2009

Parents and children who have already suffered unbearable trauma endure even more from the British asylum system, says Natasha Walter. Here, one mother and one child tell us what happened to their families.

BID and The Children's Society comment on child detention figures

1 August 2009

The Control of Immigration: Quarterly Statistical Summary (April-June 2009), released by the Home Office, contains for the first time more comprehensive figures about children held in immigration detention.

New project to end immigration detention of children

13 May 2009

A new project has been launched to end the detention of children and their families for immigration purposes.

In detention: Schools in immigration removal centres

14 April 2009

'I asked if the teacher had been in contact with my son's school. She said they never did that.' Janet Murray on how children held in immigration centres are denied education.

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