Video of Barnardo's protest

On 17th February, No Borders activists occupied the headquarters of Barnardo's, demanding that it "quits the child detention business". Below is a short video of the protest.

Barnardo's protest ends but the campaign continues.

Protestors occupied Barnardo's HQ for over two and a half hours this
afternoon. There was also a lively solidarity demo outside with around 50
people including a samba band.

Barnardo's declined the requests of the occupiers to speak to the chief
exec. After some time they said that a senior staff member would meet with
the occupiers but they then reneged on their promise and got police to
violently eject the three protestors who remained inside.

No Borders activists occupy Barnardo's HQ over child detention

No Borders activists are currently occupying the headquarters of
Britain's largest children charity, demanding that it “quits the child
detention business”.

The latest protest at Barnardo's offices in Barkingside, Essex, started at
1pm in a bid to force the charity to stop providing its services at a new
detention facility near Crawley, Sussex, to hold families facing forcible

Campaign against Barnardo's involvement in migrant detention

Barnardo's concert In March 2011 children's charity Barnardo's announced that they would run "play facilities" at the new Cedars "pre-departure accommodation centre" imprisoning migrants near Gatwick airport in Sussex.

The prison opened in September 2011 and security is managed by the infamous G4S, who have been involved in countless abuses of migrants in the UK and beyond in recent years.

UK opens new detention centre for children and families, 01/09/11

London NoBorders strongly condemns today's opening of a new "pre-departure accommodation centre" for children and families in Sussex.

The centre, known as "Cedars", is located in the village of Pease Pottage south of Gatwick airport, and will hold nine families for 72 hours or up to one week in "exceptional circumstances". It will be run by infamous security company G4S and "play facilities" will be provided by Barnardo's.

Demo at Barnardo's Head Office 06/06/11

On June 6th 2011, activists visited Barnardo's HQ in Barkingside Essex to protest against their involvement with the UK Border Agency. Campaigners gave out leaflets informing Barnardo's staff of the work that Barnardo's will be doing at the soon-to-be-opened "pre-departure accommodation facility" near Gatwick and urging them to express their concerns about this to Barnardo's management.

Barnardo's telethon 26/04/11

Phone the UK's latest prison profiteers! Ring them on Tuesday 26th April
to protest against their involvement in detention and deportation!

In March 2011 Barnardo's announced that they will run the play facilities
at the UKBA's new "pre-departure accommodation centre" in Pease Pottage, near Gatwick. We call on Barnardo's to stop cashing in on others' misery and have chosen Tuesday 26th April as the day to contact them. Below are the contact numbers for all the regional offices: