Day of action against Barnardo’s – 8th Nov

Following a series of documented assaults on migrant families held in Cedars, the appalling treatment of the Saleh family, and the damning HM Inspector of Prison’s report last month, anti-detention campaigners are calling on all concerned groups and individuals

Naming and shamng Barnardo's in Camden

A group of No Borders activists took banners out into the busy area of Camden this Saturday (see Indymedia report with photos here). We were able to draw attention to the involvement of Barnardo's in the detention of children and families at The Cedars, near Gatwick airport, to the crowds that pass through Camden market and high street.

Protests against Barnardo's, 22nd-23rd June

As part of the ongoing campaign against Barnardo's about their involvement in migrant prisons, London NoBorders is calling for two days of protests against the charity on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June.

More to follow.....

Activists disrupt Barnardo's fundraiser at Royal Albert Hall

Barnardo's concertNo Borders activists took to the stage this evening at a prestigious fundraising concert organised by Barnardo’s in protest at the charity’s collaboration with the UK Border Agency in detaining children.

Barnardo's Young Supporters Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, where children from different schools take part in a mass choir, is a regular event to raise funds for Britain's biggest children's charity.

Barnardo's campaign: Materials to download

Below is the text of a flyer which can be used to protest at Barnardo's shops, events etc. Please print and distribute!


Stop Barnardo's profiting from prisons!

Barnardo's says that it 'believes in children'. Yet it profits from imprisoning them!

Barnardo's runs "play facilities" at Cedars, a prison for migrant families near Gatwick airport managed by security thugs G4S.

Barnardo's claim that they are involved in the prison, which the UK Border Agency (UKBA) refers to as a "pre-departure accommodation centre", as they want to help those children who are most as risk. But if Barnardos were not involved the government may have to close it down. The government states publicly that it is their policy not to detain children.

Barnado's campaign: Further reading

Here is a selection of articles about Barnardo's involvement in child detention (most recent first):

Child detention goes on and on in the UK
Open Democracy, 25/11/11

Child detention: has the government broken its promise to end it?
The Guardian, 17/10/11