Policy briefings

We influence policies and decisions that affect refugees

Policy Work Our aim is to influence the policies and decisions that have an impact on refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, based on the experiences of refugees in the UK.

We do this by working with officials and decision-makers, and responding to consultations and inquiries on forthcoming policy and legislation.

Our policy work focuses on key areas of the asylum system including destitution, housing, legal support, detention, and integration, as well issues facing vulnerable groups such as separated children and women.

We also work in partnership with those who share our aims, including other voluntary sector organisations and professional associations.

You can read our briefings below.

Title Publish date Overview

Asylum support [March 2015]

05/03/2015

Refugee Council briefing on asylum support [March 2015]

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Children in the asylum system [March 2015]

05/03/2015

Refugee Council briefing on children in the asylum system [March 2015].

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Asylum Backlogs

26/01/2015

A summary of backlogs in the asylum system showing the trends in the number of outstanding cases

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Welfare Benefits and National Insurance Numbers

08/01/2015

Advice on claiming welfare benefits for refugees who do not yet have a National Insurance Number

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Asylum Support November 2014

19/12/2014

Refugee Council briefing on asylum support [November 2014]

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Children in the asylum system [November 2014]

19/12/2014

Refugee Council briefing on children in the asylum system [November 2014]

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Detention of Children Nov 2014

19/12/2014

Refugee Council briefing on the detention of children [November 2014]

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Short guide on access to Further Education [December 2014]

19/12/2014

Refugee Council briefing on access to Further Education for asylum seekers and refugees [December 2014]

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Asylum statistics Nov 2014

27/11/2014

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for the third quarter of 2014.

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