The Sauce has a good campaigning article on how asylum seeking children in this country are treated. I've signed the online petition and recommend you do likewise - it takes a couple of minutes. There's very little like this in the mainstream media, dominated as it is by anti-immigrant rhetoric and scare stories.
'During the first six months of this year a total of 470 children were being held in detention centres in the UK, with over 70 percent seeking asylum from countries like Zimbabwe, Somalia, Sudan and Sri Lanka.
In February this year one family was awarded £150,000 after the government admitted they were detained unlawfully and one of the children had suffered post traumatic stress disorder as a result.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson now has a statutory duty of care for children held in detention by UKBA immigration officials.
The announcement of the new responsibilities for the Home Office in November this year follows the publication of a damning independent report exposing the appalling impact of detention.'
Read more HERE.
The Sauce has a new follow up story to this article HERE.