Mission and vision

BID believes that asylum seekers and migrants in the UK have a right to liberty and access to justice and should not be subjected to immigration detention. BID exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK through the provision of legal advice, information and representation alongside research, policy, advocacy and strategic litigation.

As an independent charity BID exists to: 

  • Challenge long-term detention

  • Improve access to justice for immigration detainees

  • Challenge the separation of families for immigration purpose

  • Challenge the detention of vulnerable people

  • Be a high quality, respected, independent organisation with committed and well-supported staff, strong financial and office management and a diverse funding base.

Helpline for detainees

Tel: 020 7456 9750
Fax: 020 3745 5226

Helpline open Monday to Thursday between 10am and 12 midday


020 7456 9762 (Monday to Friday)
Please note, it is not possible to get information or advice via this number.

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