All posts tagged: "Home Office"

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Observing Immigration Bail Applications: communicating remotely?

    Guest blog by Anna Beesley, SDV committee member. Anna is also a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology, University of Glasgow, and coordinates Detention Forum Scotland.…

  8. A friendship to treasure

    SDV Chair, Giovanna Fassetta, blogs about an unlikely friendship, forged behind barbed wire and in the shadow of indefinite detention I first met Simon in…

  9. Dawn raid

    An SDV visitor blogs about a frightening encounter with immigration enforcement Lovely random encounters today. I played with an adorable baby met in a waiting room.…

  10. A safe place?

    SDV director, Kate Alexander, blogs about the latest Dungavel inspection report There’s an unfortunate typo on page 34 of HMIP’s report of its inspection of…