New detention report by JRS UK

The Jesuit Refugee Service UK has recently published a new report, After Brook House: continued abuse in immigration detention, revealing that patterns of mistreatment detailed by the high-profile Independent Inquiry into events at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) are ongoing throughout UK immigration detention centres. After Brook House draws [...]

Media focus on UK short-term holding facilities in France

We were delighted to see the Guardian newspaper recently cover the issue of the UK short-term holding facilities in Northern France and to be quoted in it. It was great to see some profile of this troublesome and neglected area of public policy. We will be discussing as a network [...]

Another alternative pilot

Last week we held an online briefing for our members with the impressive Micro Rainbow about their independent community based alternative to immigration detention. We have talked a lot in the past about the independent project run by Detention Action and the Home Office funded projects run by Action Foundation [...]

Remember that report by Stephen Shaw?

Back in 2014, our Forum played a key role in the energy and work that led to the ground breaking APPG review into immigration detention. This initiative provoked widespread unease by politicians across the House and led to the pressure that would see the important report by Sir Stephen Shaw [...]

UN leaders warn of harmful consequences

This week saw the sad news that the UK Safety of Rwanda Bill followed passed through all of its Parliamentary stages. Over the months we have continued to raise our concerns and our objections to this drastic change in the way that we deal with people coming to this country [...]

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 our 50+ members as we have developed resources to support our new [...]

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 Illegal Migration Act and the Rwanda Plan. As the government tries to [...]

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 held in UK immigration detention centres in 2022 were released into the [...]

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