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Our new campaign!

Judging by our activity on our blog over the past few months, you may have thought that things were quiet with us at Detention Forum? The truth is quite the opposite. There's been loads of work happening amongst [...]

2024-04-12T08:13:12+00:00April 12th, 2024|

Human Impact of the Illegal Migration

As we start the New Year, and we are keen to promote our vision of an immigration system without detention, we were keen to highlight the excellent report by the Refugee Council on the human impact of the [...]

2024-01-05T14:20:55+00:00January 5th, 2024|

Four in five people in detention released

To coincide with international migrants’ day, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) is publishing its 2022 national annual report for the immigration detention estate (IDE). It highlights a fact that we have also raised that almost 80% of people [...]

2023-12-18T12:33:38+00:00December 18th, 2023|

Fair Begins Here

This week saw the launch of the new campaign from Together with Refugees: Fair Begins Here and at Detention Forum we are keen to do all that we can to promote it in the months to come. The Fair [...]

2023-12-12T11:10:51+00:00December 12th, 2023|

Tragic death of an Albanian man in detention

We were devastated to learn about the tragic death of an Albanian man on Friday at Brook House, the detention centre near Gatwick Airport. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and the wider community affected by [...]

2023-11-20T09:10:56+00:00November 20th, 2023|

National demonstration to Keep Campsfield Closed

We are keen to share news of the inaugural national demonstration to Keep Campsfield Closed, organised by the Coalition to Keep Campsfield Closed and Oxford Student Action for Refugees. The protest will take place at the site of [...]

2023-11-13T15:16:41+00:00November 13th, 2023|

Brook House Inquiry Report

Yesterday we saw the long awaited publication of the Brook House Inquiry Report, and what a damning indictment of the immigration detention system in the UK it is. Its findings are sobering and it makes a clear argument [...]

2023-09-20T08:51:07+00:00September 20th, 2023|

UNHCR publishes summary of two alternative projects

In addition to publishing their evaluation of the second Home Office Funded community based alternative to detention pilot project, they have also published a helpful summary of the two pilot projects. This summary includes the first pilot, run [...]

2023-09-12T08:04:24+00:00September 12th, 2023|

Support grows for new humane approach

Support is growing for the compassionate and humane approach to immigration developed by the King's Arms Project through their Home Office funded alternative to detention community based pilot project. The evaluation report was published last week by UNHCR. [...]

2023-08-31T10:02:49+00:00August 31st, 2023|

A humane alternative to detention

Recently the evaluation report of the second Home Office funded alternative to detention pilot project was published. A two-year pilot ran by King’s Arms Project, in Bedfordshire, demonstrates a cost-effective and more humane alternative to detention centres. Being [...]

2023-08-30T09:25:40+00:00August 30th, 2023|
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