Immigration watchdog urges greater use of family detention centre


More routine use should be made of a controversial “child-friendly” detention centre for families facing removal from Britain, according to a new Home Office watchdog.

The independent family returns panel says that the child welfare charity Barnardo’s, which provides welfare services at the G4S-run Cedars “pre-departure centre”, should drop its “red line” that it should only be used as a last resort and that no more than 10% of the families facing removal should be held there.

The first annual report from the panel, which is chaired by a former social services director, says that immigration and private security staff should be given the right to use force to restrain teenage children who aggressively try to resist the removal of themselves and their families.


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  1. austinvital says:

    Not sure why this iis coming at a time when Barnados has been criticized for running the centres

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