Immigration detention is not the answer, for anyone.

People are detained without a time limit, for months, sometimes even years.

It is harmful and expensive. It robs people of their dignity, spirit and lives.

This can’t go on.

We are working towards an immigration system that is based on humanity, compassion and fairness.

To begin this process of change and to reduce detention, we are calling for:

Community-based alternatives to detention that respect rights can minimise the use of detention, reducing costs and helping people to live with dignity in the community while going through the immigration process.

Our Ways of Working

Introduction This article sets out our ways of working approved by our members at our quarterly meeting in May 2020. Our membership We are committed to keeping the bottom-up approach, which fosters collaboration within Detention Forum. This means [...]

Report on Adults at Risk in Immigration Detention

On Wednesday 29th April 2020, the Government published the report by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration on whether the Adults at Risk in immigration detention is making any difference. And they also published their response to [...]

New: guest blog posts

We are really keen at Detention Forum over the next few months to seek out guest blog posts for our blog to encourage a wider debate to challenge the use of immigration detention in the UK. We will [...]

Towards a new theory of change

Over the last decade or so, our theory of change has been really important to us at Detention Forum. In a nut shell, this is a document that we worked on together, which sets out how we thought [...]

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As @SDvisitors says, the stress and anxiety people in detention are experiencing in the #COVID19 crisis is exacerbated by isolation due to the lockdown. It’s time for the Home Office to release everyone in detention. Pls sign @DetentionAction’s petition: https://detentionaction.e-activist.com/page/57801/petition/1

The latest The Immigration migrants home office visa refugees Daily! https://paper.li/uk_monitoring/1549711964?edition_id=1452de90-9e7c-11ea-97da-002590a5ba2d Thanks to @WomensBudgetGrp @DetentionForum #globaldevelopment #immigrationandasylum

The IMB says: 'to keep someone in detention for long periods is inhumane … under immigration rules ppl should not be detained unless there is a reasonable prospect of removal. The very high proportion of detainees handcuffed … leads to unnecessary humiliation for the majority'

With its existing policy found unlawful, we welcome the news that the Home Office is developing a new policy on the #detention of victims of trafficking. Real change is desperately needed. Detention is not the answer for anyone https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/home-office-review-trafficking-victims-immigration-detention-a9520661.html

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