Child Detention

I am starting to collect useful resources on this subject, please let me know of any information to add to this page


M Fazel, U Karunakara, E Newnham. Detention, denial and death: migration hazards for refugee children Lancet Global Health 2014; 2(6), e313-e314 articlepdf

H Grant-Peterkin, T Schleicher, M Fazel, S Majid, K Robjant, C Katona. Inadequate mental healthcare in immigration removal centres BMJ 2014; 349: g6627 articlepdf


Lorek A, Ehntholt K, Nesbitt A, Wey E, Githinji C, Rossor E, Wickramasinghe R. The mental and physical health difficulties of children held within a British immigration detention center: A pilot study. Child Abuse and Neglect. 2009; 33; 573-585  article; pdf

Review and Commentaries

Dudley M, Steel Z, Mares S, Newman L. Children and young people in immigration detention (Review) Current Opinion in Psychiatry 2012; 25: 285-292  article; pdf

Newman LK, Steel Z. The Child Asylum Seeker: Psychological and Developmental Impact of Immigration Detention (Review). Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2008;17:665-683

Juredini J, Burnside J. Children in immigration detention: A case of reckless mistreatment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2011;35:304-306  editorial


Cambell S, Baqueriza M, Ingram J. Last resort or first resort? Immigration detention of children in the UK. [BiD: Bail for Immigration Detainees] 25 May 2011  report

Burnett J, Carter J, Evershed J, Kohli MB, Powell C, de Wilde G. ‘State Sponsored Cruelty’ Children in Immigration Detention. [Medical Justice] 9 Sept 2010 pdf

Web-based resources

Global Detention project

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