Resources - links

Inside Morton Hall

Legal surgeries – Tuesdays and Thursdays, waiting list in the Hub* (legal aid funded advice for detainees)

Voluntary return/Refugee Action – Refugee Action can help people with voluntary return and hold a surgery on a Tuesday (UKBA voluntary return info; Refugee Action)

BailBID handbook should be in library. We can’t help to fill out bail applications as this counts as legal advice but the BID handbook is useful for talking a detainee through what they should include to make a strong application for bail. Sureties – as a group we have said that we won’t stand as sureties but individuals can make their own choice about this.

Childrens Links – Give priority to family issues but can help with any welfare queries. Detainees can access this service in ‘The Hub’ every day, between 9.30 and 11am.

*this is where the computers are

Other organisations, separated into sections

(Asylum) Support Organisations
International tracing and messaging:

  • Refugee Council Age Assessment – Francesco Jeff (0207 3461115) – challenge decisions around asylum support

Leeds –
Not Active

Migrant Children’s Legal Advice 0207 636 8505 Tues-Thurs 10am-6pm. Free legal advice for migrant, asylum seeking and refugee children and young people.
Info about Refugee Council’s Trafficked Boys/Young Men Project – must be signed in to view

Detention Service Orders (var PDFs)
UKBA operating standards manual for detention centres:

Health and Medical
Fit to Fly film –
Know you medical rights leaflet

Legal General
Criminal Cases Review Commission:

Legal Immigration

Legal Research

Migrant Organisations
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI): Telephone advice line, dedicated to irregular or undocumented migrants in London.
Phone 020 7553 7470 Between 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday * Tuesday * Thursday

Morton Hall, IRCs and Prisons

Rehabilitation of Offenders (info sheet)


Visitor Groups/small volunteer organisations

Voluntary Return


1000 Voices video-
This dark and powerful short film reveals the psychological trauma and isolation felt by asylum seekers who are being detained indefinitely in the UK. 1000 VOICES comprises real testimony recorded in secret over the phone with detainees.

Community Accounting Plus –
Directory of Social Change (DSC) –
Self Help Guides for Community Orgs –