10 May 2011

The OutCry! partnership between The Children's Society and Bail for Immigration Detainees, that made such a vital contribution to campaigning for an end to the immigration detention of children, has come to a close. The funding for the partnership came to an end last month.

The Children's Society and Bail for Immigration Detainees, will continue to campaign, alongside a number of other charities, for the government’s commitment to end child detention to be fulfilled. The safeguarding and welfare of children must be placed at the heart of the asylum and immigration system.

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For more information, please contact Rafi Cooper, The Children's Society, tel: 020 7841 4422 email: rafi.cooper@childsoc.org.uk

Notes to editors:

Outcry! campaign

The Children’s Society and Bail for Immigration Detainees are currently campaigning to end the immigration detention of children and their families. Funded by The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, we are campaigning together under the banner OutCry!. Sign up to the campaign by visiting www.outcrycampaign.org.uk.

The Children’s Society

The Children's Society is a leading children's charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK. Visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Bail for Immigration Detainees

Bail for Immigration Detainees is a human rights charity challenging immigration detention in the UK. It provides free legal advice to detained asylum seekers and migrants to help them secure their release and it campaigns to end arbitrary detention. Visit www.biduk.org