OutCry! campaign – It’s not over yet!

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The last few days have seen lots of news about the immigration detention of children. The new Government made a very welcome commitment last week that they would “end the detention of children for immigration purposes”. This was followed shortly afterwards by a statement from Damian Green, the new Immigration Minister, setting out their plans for “a comprehensive review” and his hopes to have “plans agreed within the next few months”. It soon became clear that the Government intended to continue detaining children while their review took place – on Monday a mother and her eight-month old baby were detained at Dungavel detention centre in Scotland. But then almost immediately, following pressure from the Scottish Government, the UK Border Agency announced that no families would be detained in Scotland. Instead, families would be transported to Yarl’s Wood detention centre in Bedfordshire… Continue reading “OutCry! campaign – It’s not over yet!”

Refugee Week activities 2010 – Leicester, Oxford


5th and 6th June at Riverside Festival, Bede Island, Leicester – look for the Quakers stall where there will be an activity around children seeking asylum. Cost: Free. Sat 1pm-8pm; Sun 11am-4pm. Leicester’s Riverside Festival takes place in the city’s Bede Park. In addition to water-related events such as boat trips and illuminated boat parades, there is a mix of live music, stalls and a focus on activities for children. Continue reading “Refugee Week activities 2010 – Leicester, Oxford”