All posts in: "Immigration detention"

  1. Some good news, but so much more to be done

    In this blog, we take a look at the latest detention statistics, published by the Home Office on 28 February. There is no doubt that…

  2. ‘Everyone should say to politicians: “put a time limit on detention”. It’s the biggest thing.’

    SDV director, Kate Alexander, blogs about a conversation with ‘Lucy’, currently detained in Dungavel As the Immigration and Social Security Coordination Bill makes its way…

  3. Waiting for light

    A seasonal reflection from our Life After Detention group At Christmas … I celebrate that I am free – I spent Christmas and my birthday…

  4. Latest Dungavel inspection report provides more evidence that it’s #Time4aTimeLimit on immigration detention

    Forty one per cent of people detained in Dungavel felt unsafe according to a HMIP inspection report published today. A survey of the 82 people…

  5. The wait is over, the second Shaw Review is finally published

    In this blog, SDV director, Kate Alexander, takes a look at the follow up to 2016’s Shaw Review and presents an overview of its findings.…

  6. Detention Dialogues at the Glad Cafe

    In this blog, SDV director Kate Alexander reports on our Refugee Festival Scotland event on 19 June at the Glad Cafe A darkened room, two…

  7. Dear Amber Rudd

    On Tuesday 19 September, a Chinese man was found dead at Dungavel. On the same day, a man detained with him wrote an email about…

  8. “Boldly and without delay” or business as usual?

    SDV director, Kate Alexander, looks at the latest detention figures In January 2016, Stephen Shaw’s report into the welfare in detention of vulnerable people called…

  9. Social media volunteers needed

    Do you have the skills to help SDV build our social media presence? If so, we could have just the opportunity for you. In common…

  10. Nearly four years in detention? At GE2017, it’s time for a time limit

    In this blogpost SDV director Kate Alexander looks at the latest detention figures: the last to be released before the General Election  Figures released today reveal that…