Detention Forum was really keen to offer our support to the recent inter-agency letter to the Immigration Minister, Chris Philp MP.

Along with 31 other organisations that support and advocate for people going through immigration detention, we wanted to raise our concerns about the nature of the ‘return to normal’ currently underway as lockdown measures are (on a national level at least) tentatively eased.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all, both on a personal and structural level. However, it has also provided an opportunity to rethink the way we work and assumptions we had taken for granted. You can see our full letter here.