Last update : June 2013

You may be held in a detention centre for different reasons, for example, the government sometimes keeps refugees in detention centres while they make a decision on their case.

If this happens, it does not necessarily mean that you will be deported.

If you are detained in a detention centre, you may have to stay there for a number of months. You should not be kept there if you have been been tortured, or if you are ill, you are pregnant, or you are under age.

If you are held in a detention centre

You may want to call the charity, Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) , which will try to get you released. If you cannot speak to anyone, leave a message.
(10am-12pm Monday - Thursday): 020 7247 3590 

If you are in Colnbrook, Dover or Haslar detention centres : 01865 200 357 

If you are in Campsfield, Lindholme detention centres (1.30pm-4.30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays only): 0845 3304536