Scotland’s shame

another news story of children being held at Dungavel Deportation Detention Centre.  Seven years on from the big campaigns and the vote at Holyrood to end child detention in Dungavel, nothing has changed and it is heartbreaking.  Its an adult facility, with the various problems of adult incarceration mingled with the fears of being shipped off to God knows where (or  back to the place where life was worse!)  Surrounded by high fencing and razorwire, for a few days maybe, possibly longer – even one day is too long for frightened and vulnerable bairns, and I dont care how pretty the’ve made it seem on the inside!  Kids deserve better than this in a country where they hoped for help.  There has to be a better solution for families and children who haven’t managed to gain leave to stay in this country.


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