UK: Detention of Children ‘Must Stop’
27 Apr 09 | BBC
Children who have been refused asylum should no longer be detained while awaiting deportation, the children’s commissioner for England has said.
Sir Al Aynsley-Green warned in a report that children found Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, in Bedfordshire, “like being in prison”.
Each year 2,000 children are held at the centre for an average of 15 days.
The government said detention of children was a necessity if their parents were refusing to return home. >>>