Children in detention and Asylum stats for 2011

UKBA –  Children entering detention held solely under Immigration Act powers January 2012


 Monthly management information on children entering detention, held solely under Immigration Act powers.

Initial location Under 5 yrs 5-11 yrs 12-16 yrs 17 yrs Total
Immigration Removal Centres
Brook House 0 0 0 0 0
Campsfield House 0 0 0 0 0
Dover 0 0 0 0 0
Dungavel 0 0 0 0 0
Harmondsworth 0 0 0 0 0
Haslar 0 0 0 0 0
Morton Hall 0 0 2 0 2
Tinsley House 3 3 5 0 11
Yarl’s Wood 0 0 0 0 0
Short Term Holding Facilities (6)
Colnbrook Short Term 0 0 0 0 0
Larne House 0 0 0 0 0
Pennine House 0 0 0 0 0
Detention Total 3 3 7 0 13
Pre-Departure Accommodation
Cedars 5 9 3 0 17
Grand Total 8 12 10 0 30

The figures are based on management information and are not subject to the detailed checks that apply for National Statistics.

They maybe revised in subsequent quarterly control of immigration publications. Therefore they should be seen as provisional. Continue reading

‘I don’t feel human’ Experiences of destitution among young refugees and migrants

Children’s Society: Today we released ‘I don’t feel human’: Experiences of destitution among young refugees and migrants, a report about the experiences of destitution among some of the most vulnerable young people in our country.

Our report highlights the plight of the alarming number of young people who have nowhere to live and no regular source of financial support. These young people are sometimes forced to resort to increasingly desperate means in order to survive. Continue reading


This template is designed to help you write to your MP drawing attention to why immigration is a special case.  The rules about the regulation of advisors mean that general advisors will be committing a criminal offence if they advise on immigration.  Immigration has been held not to fall within the scope of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and thus immigration cases are not eligible for exceptional funding under the Bill.  In short, those refused legal aid for immigration will have nowhere else to go. You can augment the template, which is also available on the ILPA website at , to create a letter expressing your particular concerns.

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Crunch time for Legal Aid Bill

The House of Lords will have their last chance to block devastating cuts to legal aid advice in just a fortnight, as the final ‘Report stage’ of the Legal Aid Bill starts on 5 March.

Although the Government may be able to over-turn any votes later on, if Lords don’t vote to save legal aid there is no chance! You can campaign in these crucial stages of the Legal Aid Bill by: