All posts tagged: "Home Office"

  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. The price of freedom

    This piece, written by former SDV visitor Thom Walker, first appeared on our website in September 2007. It is a vivid reminder of the impacts…

  10. People, not statistics

    In our latest blog, we remember the people behind the detention statistics. Yesterday the UK government released its quarterly statistics on detention. As always, behind…