Event: Visiting and supporting LGBTIQ+ people in immigration detention

We are pleased to let our member groups know that we are partnering with the UKLGIG to offer a webinar on 'Visiting and supporting LGBTQ+ people in immigration detention and what can visitors do to help?'

UKLGIG is the only national charity dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, Trans and intersex (LGBTQI+) people seeking asylum in the UK. They provide a range of support including: specialist legal advice and information via their helpline, group meetings and in one-to one sessions; and mental and emotional support, including in detention centres. They also carry out research and develop policy to seek to ensure LGBTQI+ people are treated with dignity and respect, as well as providing specialist training to civil servants, judges, lawyers and refugee, LGBTIQ+ and community groups.

LGBTQI+ people fleeing persecution deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. On the contrary many are locked up in UK detention centres, where they’re exposed to abuse, bullying and harassment for indefinite periods of time. It is timely then to consider how best we, as volunteer visitors, can ensure we are equipped to recognise the needs of LGBTQI+ people in detention, to understand rights, policy and guidance in place, and to make sure that we are offering the best support we can.


Event: Supporting LGBTQI+ people in immigration detention: what can visitors do to help?

Date: Thursday 20th August 2020

Time: 16:00 pm - 17:30 pm 

Trainer: Claire Fletcher, LGBTQI+ Asylum Support Worker of UKLGIG.

Registration:  If you are a volunteer visitor with an AVID visitors group and would like to attend, please book your place here. 


If you need further information, please contact - Gee Manoharan, Training and Membership Coordinator: gee.manoharan@aviddetention.org.uk


Event Date: 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:30