To Boris Johnson:


Last week your Government announced that it is holding children in a UK immigration detention centre.

Detention is no place for a child - it is harmful, unjust and against the law.

Children who have fled the world's most dangerous situations and made it to the UK without their parents deserve immediate protection and support - not detention.

You must stop immediately.

Why it’s important

Last week the Government announced that it is holding vulnerable migrant children in immigration detention centres.

Child immigration detention was mostly banned in 2014, but the Government failed to completely outlaw the practice. 

Now it has returned.  

Under Boris Johnson and Priti Patel the system for protecting vulnerable unaccompanied asylum-seeking children has collapsed. Their answer is to lock up children instead. 

Not on our watch.