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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.

Afghanistan

Alongside so many people in the country and across the world, we are appalled at the human tragedy which is rapidly unfolding in Afghanistan. As a result of the great work that many of our members are doing [...]

APPG inquiry into ‘quasi detention’

We are delighted to see that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention has launched an inquiry into the UK Government’s use of large-scale institutional sites, such as former military barracks and a temporarily ‘de-designated’ Immigration [...]

Use of former army barracks

At our members' meeting last month, we heard from two of our members, Kent Refugee Help and Samphire, about the recent use of army barracks in Kent to accommodate people seeking asylum. Our members are really concerned at [...]

Proposed new detention centre

We were very disappointed, when we were alerted by one of our members recently, about a proposed new detention centre in the North East. The Northern Echo reported that Government plans to scrap a residential development in favour of [...]

New members

Over the last few months we have been having a series of conversations with organisations which are interested in our work and wanted to explore membership of our Forum. And we are delighted that Action Foundation, Ben and [...]

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#Unlocked

Unlocking Detention is a twitter tour of the Detention Estate

Go to the Unlocked website

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The 5th Interfaith Prayer Vigil will take place at 3.00pm on Sun 5 December 2021. Churches and faith communities are standing together against Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre and the detention of women seeking asylum. See poster below for details. #prayer #notohassockfield

#EssentialRead For those who survive such a treacherous journey, the ordeal is far from over when they reach the UK. They face many challenges and hurdles as they begin the process of applying for asylum

#TakeAction No one would attempt to cross the Channel in a small boat if they had another choice. But refugees have no safe way to travel to the UK to claim asylum. Stand up for refugee protection. Take action by writing to your MP

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