Useful Organisations

Detention visitors’ groups:

Asylum Welcome (Campsfield House visitors group)

Dover Detainee Visitor Group

Haslar Visitors Group

Jesuit Refugee Service

Manchester Immigration Detainee Support Team

SOAS Detainee Support Group

Scottish Detainee Visitors

Verne Visitors Group

Yarls Wood Befrienders

Specialist detention advocacy groups:

Bail for Immigration Detainees

Freedom from Torture

Helen Bamber Foundation

Medical Justice

Red Cross

Services post-detention:

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Asylum Aid

Asylum Rights Campaign

Asylum Support Appeals Project


Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

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