A day in the life of BID's Advice Line

8 August 2019
As part of our Anti-Birthday campaign casework volunteer Charlotte Rubin captures the atmosphere of our busy office while the advice line is open.

BID’s ‘How to Get Out of Detention’ handbook’ is published in 18 languages

30 April 2019
BID’s ‘How to Get Out of Detention’ handbook has been translated into 18 languages by volunteers at BPP Legal Translation Service.

“Careless and cavalier” Home Affairs Select Committee slams immigration detention

21 March 2019
Home Affairs Select Committee slams immigration detention system and Home Office management of it as witnesses give compelling evidence.

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.

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.

BID launches legal action to ensure the government holds G4S to account

15 February 2018
Formal legal action has been launched against the government to designate G4S a 'High Risk' supplier.

Supreme Court Judgment in B v SSHD

8 February 2018

The Supreme Court unanimously rules that the Home Office cannot impose bail on someone whom it cannot lawfully detain.

Changes to Immigration Bail from Monday 15th January 2018

16 January 2018

The following changes have been introduced:

Out-of-country Appeals Ruled Unlawful

30 August 2017
A Supreme Court ruling condemns Theresa May's 'deport first, appeal later' policy.

The Freedom Lottery

1 August 2017
BID voluteer Isaac Ricca-Richardson describes his work with immigration detainees and the injustices they face.

Only one quarter of immigration detainees able to access legal aid, according to BID survey

15 December 2016

Just one quarter of immigration detainees were able to access legal aid, according to new research. Article by Jon Robins.

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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