Sunday, 20 May 2012

Child asylum seekers still 'being imprisoned'

According to an article in today's Observer, some child asylum seekers arriving in Britain are continuing to be detained as if they were adults. 

Two years ago the Government promised an end to this practice, but the UK Borders Agency seems just to continue subjecting some children to inappropriate treatment, which may amount to cruelty.

The Observer story mentions the detention of a 15 year old in police cells for several days after which he was just turned out to sleep rough. That is disgraceful.

It's hard not to despair. No government agency should be allowed to maltreat children.