Campaign for every mother and baby to have their rights to safe, suitable accommodation fulfilled

Date: 18th June 2021
Category: Basic Health and Welfare

child crawling next to a toy duck

Earlier this year, more than 20 expectant and new mothers seeking asylum were moved from settled accommodation into cramped bedsits at a new mother and baby unit in Glasgow. The #FreedomToCrawl campaign launched to highlight that asylum-seekers are no exception to the right every mother and baby has to safe, suitable accommodation.

The #FreedomToCrawl campaign condemns the increasing use of this type of institutional setting to house people in the asylum process. It says institutional accommodation denies asylum seekers the stability, privacy, and sense of safety they need to rebuild their lives. Children living in this environment are denied freedom of movement and the right to play. 

Find out more about the #FreedomToCrawl campaign and how you can get involved here.