In 2014, individuals within SDS began developing a broader Campaigns, Awareness-Raising and Solidarity (CARS) working group. The aim of the group is:
- To offer a platform for people previously or currently detained to voice their experiences of and opinions about detention.
- To provide resources, contacts, and organisational infrastructure to build strong campaigns with detainees.
- To raise awareness of immigration detention for people who have not previously been aware of it; building networks both within the anti-detention movement and wider public.