AVID Visitor Group

"Provide information, advice and support to immigration detainees."


AVID's membership network comprises 17 visitors groups and organisations who visit across the UK, representing over 650 volunteer visitors, as well as many individual members, who give their time to befriend and support people being held in immigration detention.

Our members visit in every detention centre and short term holding facility in the UK, as well as in a number of prisons. All visitors groups are independent, but work with AVID and each other to ensure that detainees across the UK have access to the emotional and practical support of a volunteer visitor, to share best practice, and to promote a collective voice for change based on detainees' real life experiences