Children’s Society condemns continuing child border detention
October 18, 2011 by Webmaster
In May 2010 the Government announced that it would end the immigration detention of children, but it is failing to do so says the Children’s Society.
Between May and the end of August 2011, 697 children were held at all Greater London and South East ports. Almost one third were unaccompanied children. This could mean as many as 2,000 children could be detained each year.