Recruiting new Detention Forum volunteers

At Detention Forum, we have a dynamic and committed team of volunteers, who help us to engage with our 12,000+ followers on Twitter and many, many more people. The current team of 7 volunteers come from a range [...]

2020-06-12T07:40:11+00:00June 12th, 2020|

Time limit – Immigration Bill update

The cross-party group of MPs promoting the time limit amendments to the Immigration Bill are keen to ensure proper debate of these amendments at Report stage. So, we understand that they have decided to withdraw these amendments for [...]

2020-06-10T11:13:19+00:00June 10th, 2020|

An End to Immigration Detention?

Over the last two members’ meetings at Detention Forum, we have been having a discussion about our ultimate goal in the context of our new theory of change. Some members welcomed the chance to focus on a bigger [...]

2020-06-08T10:03:38+00:00June 8th, 2020|

Time Limit Amendments to Immigration Bill

David Davis MP (Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden) has recently tabled amendments to the Immigration Bill to introduce a time limit for immigration detention. These are the amendments, which came so close to succeeding in the last Parliament. His [...]

2020-06-01T13:43:05+00:00June 1st, 2020|

New statistics – Covid-19 and immigration

Last week the Home Office released new statistics 'relating to Covid-19 and the immigration system.' They are worth a look to see what has been happening since the outbreak of the pandemic in the UK. You'll see that [...]

2020-06-01T09:41:55+00:00June 1st, 2020|

New working groups

At the last quarterly meeting of the members of Detention Forum, we discussed again how we can move forward with our thinking on a new theory of change. In our blog post of 9th April, we set out [...]

2020-05-27T10:58:35+00:00May 27th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-05-26T08:33:56+00:00May 26th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-05-06T09:31:50+00:00May 6th, 2020|
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