Detention Action

"Supporting people in detention – campaigning for change"


ABOUT US Thousands of people are held in high security immigration detention centres without any time limit. Many are asylum seekers whose claims have been refused or are being processed.  Others are non-UK citizens or refugees who have completed prison sentences, often after living lawfully in the UK for many years.  Others have overstayed their visas. They are often distressed at being locked up in the UK, traumatised by their experiences in their home country and fearful of being forcibly returned. Isolated and confused, many experience depression and psychological deterioration. Support People in immigration detention centres often have very limited understanding of English, the legal system or their rights. Detention Action provides the vital support and advice that they need to cope in detention and navigate the system

ABOUT US

Thousands of people are held in high security immigration detention centres without any time limit. Many are asylum seekers whose claims have been refused or are being processed.  Others are non-UK citizens or refugees who have completed prison sentences, often after living lawfully in the UK for many years.  Others have overstayed their visas. They are often distressed at being locked up in the UK, traumatised by their experiences in their home country and fearful of being forcibly returned. Isolated and confused, many experience depression and psychological deterioration.

Support

People in immigration detention centres often have very limited understanding of English, the legal system or their rights. Detention Action provides the vital support and advice that they need to cope in detention and navigate the system