We are a national network of visitor groups to people in immigration detention.

We exist to reduce the immediate suffering of people in immigration detention and work towards a future without detention.

What we do

We enable and support the vital role of visitors to people who are in immigration detention whilst providing a platform for collective action amongst UK visitor groups.

Supporting our Members

We provide tailored advice and support to frontline organisations who visit people who are detained under immigration powers in the UK.

Advocacy & Policy

We confront the brutal injustice of immigration detention, exposing its inhumanity. Our advocacy fights for radical change. We demand justice for people currently and previously detained.

Members Charter

Members of the AVID network are connected by shared values in the form of a Members Charter. These values guide the way that we work with people in detention and with one another.

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We need funds to continue our work of building communities of solidarity with people in detention across the UK and advocating for a more humane system in 2024.

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