Useful Organisations

Detention visitors’ groups:

Asylum Welcome (Campsfield House visitors group)

Dover Detainee Visitor Group

Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group

Haslar Visitors Group

Jesuit Refugee Service

Manchester Immigration Detainee Support Team

Scottish Detainee Visitors

Yarls Wood Befrienders

Services for asylum seekers:

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Asylum Aid

Asylum Rights Campaign

Asylum Support Appeals Project

Bail for Immigration Detainees

Detention Advice Service

Freedom from Torture

Helen Bamber Foundation

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Medical Justice

Red Cross

Refugee Action

Refugee Council

Networks of detention organisations:

Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID)

Detention Forum


UK Border Agency

HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Independent Chief Inspector of the UKBA

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Independent Monitoring Board