Get involved

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Get involved in Unlocking Detention and help shine a spotlight on immigration detention!

Join the tour and help us build a bigger voice that challenges immigration detention!


Follow @DetentionForum for tweets everyday about the centre that is the focus of the week and detention in general. Want to join the conversation? Easy! Just use the #Unlocked18 hashtag in your tweet. And don’t forget to invite your friends and supporters to ‘join’ Unlocking Detention on Twitter.


Every week there will be new blog pieces to read from diverse authors, on many different topics relating to detention. Be informed, and help to spread the word online and in the real world out there. Or perhaps you want to write a blog for Unlocking Detention to share your experience of detention or taking action against detention? If so, get in touch (detentionforumcoordinator@gmail.com) to receive more information and our blog guidelines.


We’ll be sharing blog posts, articles, videos and images on Facebook so make sure you like the Unlocking Detention page to see what’s happening! Find us at www.facebook.com/unlockingdetention/


Send us your ‘selfies’ with one of the messages to show your support, and encourage your friends and supporters to do the same. Tweet at us with the hashtag #Unlocked18. Download a selfie message card here:

Detention ruins lives and wastes money

Dignity not detention


Detention destroys communities

End detention: fairness not force

Put detention on trial

Publicity material

If you want to share Unlocking Detention publicity material at your events and meetings, please do get in touch with us.


If your group or organisation wants to know more about immigration detention and what action they can take to challenge it, we can signpost you to some of the Detention Forum member organisations who might be able to give you help getting started. We are particularly keen to hear from groups of migrants and asylum seekers. Contact us at detentionforumcoordinator@gmail.com

You want to know more about immigration detention?

There is a lot of material you can read on our Detention Forum resources page here www.detentionforum.org.uk/resources/ – do have a look!

You want to make donations to groups?

The Detention Forum does not seek donations from individuals, but our member organisations might appreciate your help. Find who our members are here.