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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 this report. Anyone interested in the issue of immigration detention would be [...]

Open letter on Covid-19 to the Home Secretary from Freed Voices

Rt Hon Priti Patel MP Home Secretary Dear Home Secretary, We, Freed Voices, are writing to express our concern regarding the serious risks posed by Covid-19 to those who continue to be held in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) across the UK. The risk to life in IRCs has been made [...]

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 start with our own co-ordination group, those of our members who help [...]

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 we could bring about change and challenge the use of immigration detention [...]

Jonathan Ellis will be our new Project Director

We are very pleased to announce that Jonathan Ellis will be our new Project Director. Jonathan has years of experience as an advocacy campaign director, strategist and teacher and has long supported our work. You can read his profile at http://jonathanelliscampaigns.com/about-jonathan/ Jonathan said: “Over the past decade I have admired how [...]

Consultancy advert: Project Director

22 November 2019 The Detention Forum is seeking an expression of interest from consultants to provide services as a new Project Director. The Detention Forum is an advocacy network of over 40 groups which challenges the UK’s use of immigration detention, founded in 2009. The project is hosted by the [...]

‘In Three Words’ – Unlocking Detention

Can you describe immigration detention in three words? As part of this year's Unlocking Detention (from 11 November to 19 December 2019), we are asking people to take part in ‘In Three Words’ action to unlock the gates of immigration detention centres. This is an opportunity to describe, in your [...]