BID is an independent charity that exists to end immigration detention in the UK.  

We dream of a world free of immigration detention, where people are not deprived of their liberty or deported from their home. 

We aim to end immigration detention in the UK through the provision of legal advice, information and representation alongside research, policy advocacy and strategic litigation.

Our Values:

an icon of a gavel symbolising Access to Justice

Access to Justice

We believe everyone has a right to legal information, advice, representation & support. We provide these services to people in detention for free.

icon of a bird with a light blue underside, and a dark blue body and wings


We believe in freedom & fight for our clients' right to liberty. We believe no one should be deprived of their liberty for immigration purposes or deported from their home. Our clients should be free to build their lives in their communities.

dark blue building with three pillars with a light blue outline


By being independent, we can give the best service to people in detention. We are not affiliated with any political party, we are non-religious & do not accept money from governments or others who may wish to influence our work. 

icon of the outline of three dark blue people with a light blue outline. on top of the middle person there is dark blue rectangular speech bubble with a light blue outline


We believe in empowering people with experience of detention to take charge of their future & the campaign to end detention. We do this through the provision of free legal advice & by involving people with lived experience in all aspects of our work.

light blue circle with a dark blue tick inside it


We aim for excellence in everything we do. To achieve this, we train our staff & volunteers to high professional standards, ensure proper supervision & keep records that achieve exemplary reports from formal inspections.

dark and light blue icon of a box with the justice scales. inside the box there are some papers


Through our casework, we collect evidence & create research to advocate for change to detention & deportation policy in the UK. We also provide witness statements & intervene in the courts to ensure our clients' experiences are evidenced & represented. 

More About Our Work

Ways to get involved and support our work:

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.
Log in | Powered by White Fuse