Six months ago today, the coalition Government promised to end the immigration detention of children.
The Children's Society and Bail for Immigration Detainees, who have joined forces through the Outcry! Campaign, are deeply concerned that six months on, children are still being detained and the situation remains unresolved.
Research studies have repeatedly shown the mental, physical and emotional ill-health which is suffered by children in detention. We are calling on the Government to fulfil the promise that it made to end the detention of children without further delay and to develop a more humane system for the treatment of families and children who are subject to immigration control.