CONCERNS have been raised over the treatment of detainees at Scotland's only immigration removal centre.

Once named the best of its kind by inspectors, Dungavel House must improve in a number of areas, according to the findings of a new report by Nick Hardwick, the chief inspector of prisons. While inspectors praised the help being given to non-English speaking inmates, they said detainees were not able to meet privately with their lawyers. Inspectors also said there was a lack of training to identify and treat torture survivors and that detainees were often given little transfer notice.

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