Useful Organisations

Detention visitors’ groups:

Asylum Welcome (Campsfield House visitors group)
http://www.asylum-welcome.supanet.com

Dover Detainee Visitor Group
http://www.ddvg.org.uk

Haslar Visitors Group
http://www.haslarvisitors.org.uk

Jesuit Refugee Service
http://www.jrsuk.net/

Manchester Immigration Detainee Support Team
visitors.webplus.net

SOAS Detainee Support Group

https://soasdetaineesupport.wordpress.com/

Scottish Detainee Visitors
http://www.sdv.org.uk/

Verne Visitors Group

http://www.vernevisitors.org.uk/

Yarls Wood Befrienders
http://www.ywbefrienders.org/

Specialist detention advocacy groups:

Bail for Immigration Detainees
http://www.biduk.org

Freedom from Torture
www.freedomfromtorture.org

Helen Bamber Foundation
http://www.helenbamber.org/

Medical Justice
http://www.medicaljustice.org.uk/

Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org.uk

Services post-detention:

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

http://www.notredamerc.org.uk/

Asylum Aid
http://www.asylumaid.org.uk

Asylum Rights Campaign
http://www.asylumrights.org.uk/

Asylum Support Appeals Project
http://www.asaproject.org.uk

 

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
http://www.jcwi.org.uk

Refugee Action
http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/

Refugee Council
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Samphire
ex-detainee@samphireproject.org.uk

Networks of detention organisations:

Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID)
http://www.aviddetention.org.uk

Detention Forum
http://detentionforum.wordpress.com/

Others:

UK Border Agency
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

HM Inspectorate of Prisons
http://inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprisons/inspect_reports/irc-inspections.html/?version=1

Independent Chief Inspector of the UKBA
http://www.icinspector.independent.gov.uk

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
http://www.oisc.gov.uk/

Independent Monitoring Board

http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/imb.htm