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We have systematically collected evidence from our legal and welfare support work to provide a detailed picture of children’s experiences in detention. The campaign team uses this evidence to push the government to stop detaining children and families.

The Government review on ending child detention

A huge thank you to everyone who made their voices heard by emailing the UK Border Agency during their public consultation on ending the immigration detention of children.

The OutCry! team influenced the Government's review to ensure the best outcome for children and their families.

Our support services

In addition to the campaigning work of OutCry!, both Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) and The Children’s Society directly support children and families affected by detention.

Our legal support services are provided to:

  • families with children
  • parents who are held in immigration detention and separated from their children
  • pregnant women. 

Our welfare support services are provided to:

  • families with children, especially those detained at Yarl’s Wood
  • parents who are held in immigration detention and separated from their children.

Find out how you can support our services.