Guardian: We are locking up people indefinitely. This inhumane practice needs to end

24.8.2017: 

We are the only country in Europe to hold migrants in detention centres with no time limit – some of them for years. We can’t let the government off the hook.

Behind today’s headlines about net migration figures lurk statistics on those hidden within the UK’s immigration detention estate. We can’t let the government off the hook for failing to reduce our use of detention. With Brexit on the horizon our immigration system must be fit for purpose, now more than ever. Continue reading “Guardian: We are locking up people indefinitely. This inhumane practice needs to end”

Sept 2017: Panorama programme re Brook House- letter to the press

A general briefing  from the Detention Forum regarding the very shocking Panorama programme on 4.9.2017 which revealed a high level of abuse at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre at Gatwick Airport., and you may also find this helpful   http://detentionforum.org.uk/1163-2/: Continue reading “Sept 2017: Panorama programme re Brook House- letter to the press”

Costing Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children July 2017

5. Conclusions:

5.1 This research clearly demonstrates a significant gap in UASC funding. The results of the financial analysis above give an average cost to local authorities supporting UASC in their care as £55,194 per UASC per annum. By comparison with the weighted average Home Office reimbursement per UASC per annum of £30,231, a current funding shortfall to East Midlands local authorities of £24,963 per UASC per annum can be identified. In other words, present Home Office funding levels cover just over half (54.8%) of the costs incurred by local authorities in support of the current UASC cohort. Continue reading “Costing Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children July 2017”