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Public meeting on child detention

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Home Office minister visits Glasgow to hear views on ending the detention of children.

Views on alternatives to detaining children for immigration purposes are being aired today at the first public meeting on the issue.
Immigration minister Damian Green is in Glasgow to listen to a wide range of people, including representatives from local authorities, children’s charities and refugee organisations.
‘We are determined to replace the current process with something more humane without compromising our need to remove people who have no right to be in this country,’ said Mr Green.

Overnight detention of children at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Scotland has already ended. Now, the government wants to ensure that this happens across the UK.

The consultation will end on 9 July, and the results will be presented to the Home Secretary.

Your views needed

Do you have an opinion on this issue? Share your views at the public consultation on the UK Border Agency website.