Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre (CHIRC)
Information from the Home Office about transportation to Campsfield House and visiting regulations.
Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID)
Association supports people who visit Immigration Act detainees. Supports the setting up of new groups and offers training, workshops and conferences. Carries out research into detention conditions in order to improve policy and practice.
Oxford Office of Bail for Immigration Detainees
Independent charity challenges immigration detention in the UK. Works with asylum seekers and migrants in removal centres and prisons to secure their release from detention.
Community Legal Advice
T. 0845 345 4345
Can be contacted if you are unable to find a solicitor. Explain that you need specialist immigration advisor and that you have tried organisations in Oxford, Reading and Aylesbury without success. They will give you details of specialist immigration advisors based in and around London who may be able to visit you at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre.
Detention Advice Service
T. 0207 25468 888
A charity offering free, impartial, confidential advice to those detained or threatened with detention under Immigration Act. powers.
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
Provides independent scrutiny of the conditions for, and treatment of, prisoners and other detainees. Promotes the concept of ‘healthy prisons', in which staff work effectively to support prisoners and detainees and reduce re-offending and achieve other agreed outcomes. Website publishes reports of detention and removal centre visits.
Charity dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors. Offers medical consultant examination and forensic documentation of injuries, psychological treatment and support and practical help.
Network of doctors and lawyers providing limited medical and legal support to immigration detainees suffering from health problems or abuse in detention (e.g. denial of medication and treatment, assaults by guards). Oxford branch recruits local doctors who give independent medical advice to detainees. Campaigns for improved health care for detainees with the detention centre and other facilities in Oxfordshire.
Pickup and Scott Solicitors
Firm of solicitors in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire that provides immigration law services.
Turpin and Miller Solicitors
T. 01865 770111
Firm of solicitors in Oxford specialising in asylum and immigration, housing, community care, employment, family, and personal injury law. Works with Legal Aid, subject to merit and means test. Solicitors visit Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre at least once a week.