Detention Forum Working Groups get set to work

5 April 2012

For the next six months, many supporters of the Detention Forum will be working together to come up with a joint strategy to challenge UK’s immigration detention policy. 

Four Working Groups, each comprised of 7 – 11 groups who will be looking at specific theme.  It is hoped that their plans will be brought together in summer to make up a single strategy.   The list of the Working Groups and their conveners are as below:

Communication WG – Kate Blagojevic, Detention Action

Judicial Oversight WG – Gemma Lousley, Detention Advice Service & Victor Fiorini, Dover Detainee Visitor Group

Indefinite Detention WG – Jerome Phelps, Detention Action

Detention of Vulnerable Adults WG – Nic Eadie, Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and Ali McGinley, Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees

The Detention Forum Co-ordination Group is extremely grateful to the funders who have made it possible for the Detention Forum to embark on this project. 

If your organisation wants to know more about this initiative, please contact Eiri Ohtani at detentionforum(at)