"In Whose Best Interests?" event to be held 22 January 2019

12 December 2018
Join us as we come together to examine the separation of families by detention and deportation and conduct the BID Annual General Meeting.

The Nightmare before Christmas

6 December 2018
Make a donation this Christmas and help us end the nightmare of immigration detention in the UK.

Meet the volunteers donating their time this #GivingTuesday

27 November 2018
We caught up with the volunteers in the office this #GivingTuesday to discuss why they donate their time to challenge immigration detention in the UK.

BID gives evidence to Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights

5 November 2018

The Human Rights Committee are conducting an inquiry into immigration detention. Watch BID's director, Celia Clarke, give evidence

BID works with the Guardian to expose the cruelty of immigration detention

2 November 2018
In October the Guardian launched its detention project, intended to expose the reality of immigration detention in the UK.

“If You Put Your Mind to It, You Can Achieve It”

29 October 2018
Charlotte McLean, a BID volunteer, describes her first visit to an Immigration Removal Centre

Submission to the government's review of the 2013 legal aid cuts

1 October 2018
BID's assessment of the devastating impact of the 2013 legal aid cuts.

Windrush - former BID client interviewed by Amelia Gentleman for the Guardian

10 September 2018

This article by Amelia Gentleman challenges the false dichotomy that the Home Office has drawn between Windrush cases with a criminal record from those without when deciding who will receive justice. 

VICE politics podcast - an interview with BID's Nick Beales on the separation of families

6 September 2018

VICE politics podcast has released an in-depth interview with Nick Beales, explaining the government's practice of splitting up families through immigration detention. 

Vulnerable adults in detention: BID’s full response to the second Shaw review

15 August 2018

Stephen Shaw’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2015 report on vulnerable adults in immigration detention was published on 24th July 2018.  His 260-page report raises a number of concerns about the policies and practices of immigration detention, including questioning the necessity of detention itself that should lead to prompt action. He bemoans the lack of strategy or logic to the detention system, however his recommendations do not go far enough in calling for a radical overhaul of a process which is fundamentally unjust and ineffective. 

The Observer newspaper: our immigration detention system is “shameful”

6 August 2018

Noting the parallels between Donald Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents at the US border and the UK’s own treatment of immigrants’ children, the newspaper’s editorial team stated that “any sense of basic justice or human compassion seems to have eluded the Home Office”. 

Inside Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre: a first-hand account from a BID volunteer

1 August 2018

One of BID's volunteers, Laurie Green-Eames, writes: 

Questions asked in Parliament about parents in detention

30 July 2018

MPs have been asking questions in Parliament about the separation of children from their parents through immigration detention.

BID's response to the government's statement on the second Shaw Review

25 July 2018

Shaw’s “follow up report” regarding the Government’s approach to vulnerable people in immigration detention was released yesterday, and the Home Secretary made an oral statement in response. We are disappointed that yet another review of immigration detention will not lead to any overarching changes to address the UK’s immigration detention system which is fundamentally flawed. 

New BID research finds that vulnerable adults are still not being protected from detention

20 July 2018

New research published today by BID, “Adults at Risk: the ongoing struggle for vulnerable adults in detention”, reveals the utter failure of the Home Office’s Adults at Risk (AAR) policy. The AAR policy was introduced by the Home Office in September 2016 in response to the many failings identified by Stephen Shaw’s initial review of the welfare of vulnerable people in detention. 

Job opportunity at BID: Lead Fundraiser

18 July 2018

Could you be our new Lead Fundraiser? 

High Court Order: the Home Office admits it unlawfully separated a father from his daughter

11 July 2018

The Home Office has today admitted that it unlawfully detained and separated a father from his daughter, who was just days away from adoption when he was released. 

UK immigration authorities separating children from parents

3 July 2018

Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year.

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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