Child asylum-seekers ‘split from their families by force’


Report on immigration centre reveals heavy-handed treatment of young detainees

The use of force against child asylum seekers by private security guards has been condemned in a report raising concerns about the detention and treatment of refugee families.

Inspectors who visited Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre in Bedford said they found “concerning incidents” of force being used to split or keep families apart before deportation. There were also instances of force being used on pregnant women and individual children.


Read more here: By Robert Verkaik, Home Affairs EditorWednesday, 24 March 2010