Immigration: Children:Written question - 133094

Asked by Sarah Jones
(Croydon Central)

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Asked on: 16 March 2018
Home Office
Immigration: Children
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government supports objective 13(g) of the UN's draft Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to end the practice of child detention in the context of international migration.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 21 March 2018

The Government broadly supports the principle of ending child detention for immigration purposes. The routine detention of children for immigration purposes in the UK ended in 2010. Under current policy, children may only be detained in a limited number of exceptional circumstances, and for the shortest period necessary.

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