The numbers of detainees without a solicitor and needing our assistance are growing. BID is the only charity that exists to provide a free bail service to detainees, and by keeping our costs to a minimum we make the most of any support we receive. BID does not receive government funding to carry out our work; we are supported by charitable trusts, individual donors and membership fees. Please get involved and support our work.

We also rely on the generous contribution of time from volunteers who we train to carry out legal casework under supervision.

All donations help us fund the core costs of our work and enable us to make more bail applications on behalf of migrants and asylum seekers who are detained. You can donate online at CAF donate on this link. If you would like more information about making a donation, please contact kamal[at] 

If you would like to send donation using either cheque or CAF voucher, please send to: Kamal Yasin, BID, 1b Finsbury Park Road, London N4 2LA.

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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