AVID Visitors Handbook


Supporting volunteer visitors

Visiting people being held in immigration detention is a rewarding, but often demanding role with volunteers often finding themselves dealing with complex and challenging situations.

To help ensure that all visitors can access information required to provide the best possible support to those being held in detention, AVID produced Handbook for Visitors.  Since 1995, we have worked with our member visitor groups to produce and continuously update our handbook to ensure relevance.

Now in its seventh edition, our handbook provides a wide range of essential information on topics including legal and medical issues in detention, changes to policy and practice, and visiting skills.  With tips and resources throughout, it’s a valuable toolkit for anyone interested in immigration detention, whether you are new to visiting, thinking of becoming a visitor, or an experienced volunteer.






Buy a Handbook

The new and updated 8th version of the handbook is avaliable to buy on our website.

Please find out more information here.