Yarl's Wood IRC

UPDATE: The family wing of Yarl's Wood is to close. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the move was part of the government's commitment to end child detention for immigration purposes.
UPDATE: The family wing of Yarl's Wood is to close. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the move was part of the government's commitment to end child detention for immigration purposes.

PREVIOUS BLOG (24.03.10): Problems continue to mount up at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Detention Centre.

A baby spent 100 days in detention in Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre, the chief inspector of prisons discloses in a highly critical report published tomorrow. The report also reveals that force has been used against children twice in the last year to separate them from their families in order to carry out deportations.

This report comes out after investigations by the General Medical Council following complaints over numerous alleged cases of substandard patient care.

The Guardian has obtained more details about the case of a 10-year-old girl who tried to kill herself as she was about to be transferred back to Yarl's Wood. Dr Sarah Wynick, a child and adolescent psychiatrist who examined the girl at Yarl's Wood, said she had been "very disturbed" for three weeks and should have been referred. She tried to kill herself again after her release.

The complaints appear to support calls for healthcare at the centre to be transferred from the private sector to the NHS.

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