Hidden Histories: Yarl’s Wood and its captive women

8 March 2019
Today on International Women’s Day, we take a look at Yarl’s Wood IRC the UK’s only facility established to detain women for immigration purposes.

BID Pub Quiz, 21st March 6.30pm

27 February 2019
Register now for BID’s first pub quiz of the year on the 21st March at the Blacksmith and Toffeemaker

Former BID client and Royal Security Guard speaks with the Guardian

19 February 2019
Read about Lyndon's detention in today's Guardian

Meet volunteers Leila and Elena, working with BID to end immigration detention

13 February 2019
Hear from BID volunteers Leila Chentouf and Elena Marquez on their experience challenging immigration detention in the UK.

“In Whose Best Interests?” Event Summary

6 February 2019
Watch clips and download the slides from "In Whose Best Interests?"our event exploring detention, deportation and separated families.

Write to your MP and help #EndDetention

22 January 2019
Download our template to write to your MP.

BID's Legal Advice Survey covered by The Justice Gap

10 January 2019
Our Autumn 2018 Legal Advice Survey was covered in an article by Job Robins for The Justice Gap.

Six-monthly survey reveals lack of legal representation for immigration detainees

20 December 2018
The survey is the only data collected on the availability of legal advice and representation in immigration detention.

2018 Annual Report Published

19 December 2018
In 2018 BID supported more people than ever before. Read our Annual Report to hear about how we did it.

"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. 

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