What we do

AVID is the Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees.

We are a small, national charity that supports volunteer visitors to immigration detainees, wherever they are held. We have 17 member groups that visit in every detention centre in the UK, and some prisons. 

We work to raise awareness of immigration detention and we advocate for positive change in the detention system. 

Our strategic objectives for the period 2016 - 18 are available here

You can find out more about the key areas of our work below.