Monday, 17 October 2011

Detention of Children: Immigration Removal Centres

An article by Alex Stevenson (http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2011/10/17/child-detention-continues-despite-coalition-p) claims nearly 700 children were held in immigration removal centres this summer despite the coalition's pledge to end child detention.

It is reported that a freedom of information request from the Children's Society charity revealed 697 children, nearly a third of whom were unaccompanied, were held at Greater London and south-east ports between May and the end of August. That came despite the coalition's clear commitment last December that it would end child detention, apart from a handful of families involved in border cases.

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