All posts in: "Immigration detention"

  1. “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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. I’ll never forget . . .

    We asked our visitors to write a few sentences about a memorable experience they had while volunteering with SDV. We asked them to start with…

  5. Dungavel stays open . . . but there are alternatives

    We learned on Friday 3 February that the Home Office would not be appealing Renfrewshire Council’s refusal of planning permission for its proposed Short Term…

  6. Support our work!

    SDV committee member, Sarah Anderson, launches our new fundraising drive I first stepped inside an immigration removal centre ten years ago. At the time I…

  7. “Control your emotions”: immigration bail hearings and the role of the cautioner

    In this post, Susannah Paul and Daniel Ferguson blog about the Immigration Bail Observation Project Scotland and the new resources they have developed to assist…

  8. Statement on the announcement that Dungavel is to close

    The Home Office announced today that Dungavel will close toward the end of 2017. It also announced plans to open a new 51 bed Short…

  9. Quarterly musings

    In this blog post, SDV director Kate Alexander reflects on what she learns from our visit reports. Every three months, I sit down and compile…

  10. Immigration Bill detention amendments

    It’s time to contact your MP to ask them to support two key Lords Amendments on detention. The Immigration Bill continues to make its way…