This page provides an archive of older us news articles on OutCry! and the immigration detention of children.

29 December 2009 - The Guardian Comment is Free, Eric Allison - Weasel words of UK Border Agency

28 December 2009 - The Guardian - Boy in deportation raid kept in van with border agency officials

24 December 2009 - The Times - No room at the inn? We can still be hospitable (comment by Archbishop of York John Sentamu)

21 December 2009 - Children & Young People Now - Detention centre 'unacceptable' for children

21 December 2009 - The Scotsman - Minister is urged to end 'cruel' child detention centre stays

20 December 2009 - The Independent: Commentators - Chris Huhne: Britain must stop locking up innocent children

20 December 2009 - Bedfordshire on Sunday - Actress gives a voice to the forgotten at Yarl's Wood - Interview with Juliet Stevenson about 'Motherland' ahead of the performance at Bedford Corn Exchange on 14 January 2010.

18 December 2009 - Building Design, The Architects' Website (article by Jonathan Glancey, architecture critic for The Guardian) - Yarl's Wood is beyond pale

18 December 2009 - BBC News: Mark Easton's UK - Promises, promises: Tinsley House children detained by the immigration authorities

18 December 2009 - The Guardian - Detention centre branded 'unacceptable' for women and children

17 December 2009 - The Scotsman Letters - Asylum disgrace - Letter from The Church of Scotland.

17 December 2009 - The Independent - Matthew Norman: Locking up children shames us

17 December 2009 - The Independent - Letters: Child detention - includes letters from Simon Parker of End Child Detention Now, and Beverley Naidoo, children's author. 

16 December 2009 - The Guardian - "Inside Yarl's Wood immigration centre" - an article by Children's author Beverley Naidoo who visited Yarl's Wood with illustrator Karin Littlewood on Monday 7 December.

15 December 2009 - The Daily Mail - "Brown attacked for not scrapping asylum policy that leaves hundreds of children behind bars at Christmas" - Includes the text of Nick Clegg's open letter to the Prime Minister calling for an end to the immigration detention of children.

15 December 2009 - BBC News - "Nick Clegg urges end to child detention 'cruelty'"

14 December 2009 - The Independent - "Leading article: The cruelty of locking up child asylum-seekers"

14 December 2009 - The Independent - "Stop abusing child refugees (says illegal immigrant from Darkest Peru)"

13 December 2009 - The Observer Letters - "End the detention of refugees' children" (signed by prominent children's writers and illustrators including Beverley Naidoo, Quentin Blake, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, Carol Ann Duffy, Philip Pullman...)

13 December 2009 - The Observer - "Anglican 'Santa' barred from giving gifts to children at detainee centre"

13 December 2009 - The Sunday Telegraph - "Father Christmas turned away from asylum centre over security concerns"

13 December 2009 - Family Law Week - "Royal Colleges call for end to immigration detention of children"

11 December 2009 - Christian Today - "Christians urged to speak out over detention of child asylum seekers"

10 December 2009 - BBC News online - "'My child still has nightmares'"

10 December 2009 - The Guardian Comment is Free - "Free the Yarl's Wood child detainees"

10 December 2009 - Luton Today - "Authors' bid to end detention"

10 December 2009 - The Times - "Immigration removal centres 'ignore children's pain'"

10 December 2009 - BBC News - "Detention of child migrants 'risks their health'"

10 December 2009 - The Guardian - "Move children out of migrant centres, say medical experts"

10 December 2009 - The Independent - "Immigration camps 'harmful for children'"

10 December 2009 - Radio Four - Today Programme (0716)

10 December 2009 - The Scotsman - "Dear Santa, I'd like Christmas away from a detention centre"

5 December 2009 - Bedfordshire on Sunday - "Police called as Santa gets the boot in bid to deliver gifts to Yarl's Wood"

4 December 2009 - Ekklesia - "Bah humbug! St Nick prevented from giving gifts to detained children"

29 November 2009 - BBC News - "Migrant children held 'too long' in detention, MPs say"

29 November 2009 - The Observer - "Detention of children at immigration 'prisons' attacked by MPs"

29 November 2009 - Morning Star - "Punishment for the innocent"

29 November 2009 - ITN News (on Youtube) - "MPs attack detention of immigrant children"

24 November 2009 - The Guardian Comment is Free, Henry Porter's Blog - "The brutal truth of child detention"

20 November 2009 - Christian Today - "Churches call for end to detention of child asylum seekers"

19 November 2009 - The Guardian - "UK lawyers fight to save nine-year-old boy from deportation to Iran"

5 November 2009 - The Guardian Comment is Free, Henry Porter's Blog - "Disguising the detention of children"

28 October 2009 - BBC News - "Suicide-bid asylum girl released"

28 October 2009 - The Guardian Letters - "Stop detention of asylum children" - a letter signed by over 40 prominent authors.

21 October 2009 - The Guardian - "Detained Nigerian girl found trying to strangle herself"

18 October 2009 - The Observer - "We are shockingly complacent about locking up 2,000 children a year"

15 October 2009 - British Medical Journal - "Detention centres are bad for immigrant children's health, study finds" (abstract only)

14 October 2009 - The Guardian Letters - Letters from Bail for Immigration Detainees and The Children's Society, British Red Cross, and UK Border Agency

13 October 2009 - Channel 4 news (including video links)

13 October 2009 - The Guardian - "Children made 'sick with fear' in UK immigration detention centres"

13 October 2009 - The Independent - "Immigration centre's toll on children's mental health"

13 October 2009 - Press Association - "Detaining asylum children 'abuse'"

13 October 2009 - Inthenews.co.uk - "End child immigrant detention centres now"

3 September 2009 – The Guardian Letters – “Imprisonment of immigrant children stains Britain’s reputation”

3 September 2009 – Lanka Times (Sri Lanka) – “Sri Lankan minors among those ‘detained’ in UK-report”

1 September 2009 – The China Post (China) – “UK immigration centers hold 470 children”

1 September 2009 – Tehran Times (Iran) – “British immigration centers hold 470 children”

31 August 2009 – The Guardian Comment is Free – “How can we lock up children seeking asylum?”

31 August 2009 – Morning Star – “Border agents jail 500 foreign kids”

31 August 2009 – The Sunday Telegraph – “Hundreds of children ‘detained in immigration centres’”

31 August 2009 – The Mirror – “Detention of immigrant children row”

30 August 2009 – The Guardian – “’I’m scared, Daddy – what are those policemen doing?’”

30 August 2009 – The Guardian – “Ministers under fire for locking up immigrant children”

25 June 2009 – The Daily Mail – “£1m is spent on coaxing failed asylum seekers to go home. So how many families went? ONE”

25 June 2009 – The Sun – “Bid to help migrants is ‘£1m flop’”

25 June 2009 – The Daily Telegraph – “Flawed £1m asylum project results in only one family leaving Britain”

24 June 2009 – BBC News – “£1m migrants project ‘a scandal’”

24 June 2009 – London Evening Standard – “£1 million asylum plan helps just one family to leave”

14 March 2008 - The Guardian - "Locked up for being a teenage refugee"