Recent detention figures show the number of children in locked facilities at an all-time high of 1221. In October 2010, the Australian Government said it would remove most children out of immigration detention facilities and into the community. However, the number of children being held in closed detention facilities has increased significantly in recent months, increasing the potential long-term mental health damage to children.
Read the full report here: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/docs/discussion2012/ReportDGDChildrenAndMigration2012.pdf
Source: Refugee Council Monthly Bulletin, 18th March