Yearly Archives: 2016


Another 100 beds at Gatwick site: expansion by stealth?

18 August 2016 In Stephen Shaw’s substantive review of detention earlier this year, it did not go unnoticed that the scale of immigration detention in the UK had increased without any strategic plan, or statement of purpose. He [...]

2016-08-18T06:31:50+00:00August 18th, 2016|

Closure of Cedars Pre-Departure Accommodation announced

21 July 2016 The Government announced today that they are moving the location of child detention from Cedars Pre-Departure Accommodation to a ‘discrete unit’ within Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre, near Gatwick Airport.  Cedars Pre Departure Accommodation currently [...]

2016-07-21T15:58:22+00:00July 21st, 2016|

A new Immigration Minister, a new challenge?

20 July 2016 After the Cabinet reshuffle, we now have a new Home Secretary (Amber Rudd) and a new Immigration Minister (Robert Goodwill). It is important that the new Minister is made aware, while he is still new [...]

2016-07-20T16:04:39+00:00July 20th, 2016|

Social media volunteers needed! Deadline 24 July 2016

Social media volunteers needed! 2 July 2016 We are looking for two to three volunteers who can help us increase our social media presence by; making sure our Twitter account is always active publishing regularly small pieces of detention-related [...]

2016-07-02T15:38:02+00:00July 2nd, 2016|
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