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Statement on use of pre-departure accommodation

Release Date: 14 Dec 2011

A Barnardo's spokesperson said:

When Barnardo’s decided to provide the welfare and care services to asylum seeking families at Cedars pre-departure accommodation, we also committed to speaking out if any family has stayed for longer than the one week maximum. We understand that the stay of a family has exceeded this by between two and 27 minutes. We are having a robust dialogue with UKBA about why this occurred and what can be done to prevent any recurrence.”

More information about Barnardo’s ‘red lines’ for involvement in the pre-departure accommodation can be found here.


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