What we do

AVID is the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees.

We are a national charity that supports volunteer visitors to immigration detainees, wherever they are held. We have 16 member groups that visit in every detention centre in the UK, and some prisons. Our role is to ensure that all those affected by detention can access a visitor to help them at this critical time. 

In response to the hostile environment, we work to build communities that support, inform and challenge. Working with volunteer groups across the country, we support those affected by detention, we raise awareness of the injustices of detention, and we push for fundamental reform. More detail on our strategic objectives for the period 2019 - 2021 are available here

You can find out more about the key areas of our work below.