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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

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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

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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

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Imprints Posted January 12, 2017

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Our Life After Detention group went out with a camera, to find the alphabet in the street. Gry wrote the words. Imprints: on pavements, on

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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

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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

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Edinburgh on fire Posted September 29, 2016 | Tagged:

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In this post, Quincy reflects on the day our Life After Detention group spent at the Edinburgh Book Festival That day, Edinburgh was on fire!

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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

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Booked Posted August 25, 2016 | Tagged: ,

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SDV volunteer coordinator, Shirley Gillan, and members of the Life After Detention Group share some thoughts and pictures from a recent trip to the Edinburgh

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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

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