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January 18, 2024

Beyond Detention appoints new CEO

Beyond Detention is delighted to announce the appointmentof Sam Price as the new CEO from 2 January 2024. Sam comes to us from the homelessness sector, in which she’s worked formore than ten years. Since January 2020 she hasbeen Deputy CEO and Executive Director of Services of Signposts in Luton,where she is responsiblefor all of the services the charity delivers, working with more than 160 clientsacross Luton and Central Bedfordshire.


Sam lives in Bedford and has previously worked in the town for the BedfordHomeless Partnership and for Bedford Borough Council. She is a trustee of JustUs, a local homelessness advocacy andadvice service.


Sam Price, CEO of Beyond Detention, says:

I am really excited to take the lead atBeyond Detention, and look forward to working with the incredible team ofstaff, volunteers and trustees. I have always been passionate about supportingpeople experiencing multiple disadvantage and social injustice, and I feelprivileged to join such an inspiring organisation.” 


RobinaPelham Burn, Chair of Trustees, says:

On behalf of everyone at Beyond Detention,I warmly welcome Sam Price as our new CEO. We are confident that Sam has the passion,skills and experience to steer the charitythrough the next phase of its development as it continues its vital workagainst a backdrop of ever-changing government policy, giving practical andemotional support to those detained at Yarl’s WoodImmigration Removal Centre and helpingpeople to rebuild their lives after detention. We thank our outgoing CEO, Donna-Louise Cobban, for her hard work andleadership over the past two years and wish her well in her new role as CEO ofEmmaus Village Carlton.

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Beyond Detention is totally independent of the UK government, the Home Office and the management of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (YWIRC).