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The UK has the largest Immigration Detention estate in Europe. UK policy results in asylum seekers facing detention at any time, even if they have committed no crime whatsoever.

Detention has no time limit and is not automatically subject to Judicial Review. Many endure months and some endure years of indefinite detention.

There are no safeguards in place to prevent the detention of vulnerable persons, including those who have faced imprisonment, torture and /or sexual violence in the countries from which they have fled.

This harmful and expensive practice is unnecessary and deprives people of their freedom, their dignity and is damaging to their mental health. 

What CoS groups are doing in this area: