UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Teather: Coalition is committed to ending child detention

News   •   Sep 13, 2010 12:17 BST

Sarah Teather today reasserted the Coalition's commitment to end child detention.

Sarah Teather, Minister for Children and Families, today reasserted the Coalition's commitment to end child detention.

In an article for LibDemVoice she wrote:

"Before the election the Liberal Democrats were the only party calling for this disgraceful practice to be stopped and that commitment was written into the coalition agreement. And Nick Clegg has already announced the closure of the family detention facilities at Yarl’s Wood.

The question now is how we bring this practice to an end. That is what the Government is looking at right now.

We have to be careful not to rush into this as we are dealing with the safety and well-being of often vulnerable children and it is essential it is done properly.

But rest assured it will be done."