Get involved

If you have got to this page, you are obviously passionate about doing something to support children in detention.

We want all members of the community to feel that they can get involved in some way, and we have tried to make taking action as straight forward as possible.

Follow the links below to:

Participate in our Letter Writing program.

Read about our campaign This Matters To Me.

Learn about our programs designed especially for schools, including our Links, Not Chains program.

Find advice about how to Lobby for Change within our community.

See Links To Other Campaigns.

This Matters To Me

Befriend a Child in Detention has launched the ‘This Matters To Me’ campaign. On 2 July 2016, Australians vote in a federal election. The election campaign period provides an opportunity for you to tell politicians and members of the public that ending the detention of asylum seeker children matters to you. Read our Campaign Statement, … Continue reading This Matters To Me

Links, Not Chains: Project for Schools

The project ‘Links, Not Chains’ is designed to allow schools across Australia to show their support for the children held in detention. Its aim is to promote a sense of compassion among children by raising awareness of the circumstances of children in detention. The ‘Links, Not Chains’ project celebrates our links through multiculturalism and the wonderful contribution … Continue reading Links, Not Chains: Project for Schools

Lobby for Change

We need to call on the government to end the detention of children. Directly contacting members of parliament is the most direct way to tell politicians that they must end the harsh and debilitating process of mandatory detention. Follow the links below for advice regarding letter writing to the government and to order Befriend a Child in Detention postcards.

Links to other Campaigns

Still want to do more? There are so many amazing organisations and campaigns actively advocating for the rights of Asylum Seekers. Check them out and get involved! Amnesty International Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Australian Coalition to End Immigration Detention of Children Baptcare Buddies: Supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees Chilout Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children … Continue reading Links to other Campaigns