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

The UK's role in the international refugee protection system

23/06/2016

Refugee Council briefing about the latest global trends in refugee protection [June 2016]

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Asylum in Europe May 2016

04/05/2016

Refugee Council briefing on Asylum in Europe May 2016

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Asylum in Europe

31/03/2016

Refugee Council briefing in asylum in Europe

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A brief guide to asylum

16/03/2016

A brief guide to the asylum system [Feb 2016]

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Asylum backlogs

16/03/2016

Refugee Council briefing on backlogs in the asylum system [Feb/March 2016]

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Detention of children

16/03/2016

Refugee Council briefing on the detention of children [Feb 2016]

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Asylum support

11/03/2016

Refugee Council briefing on asylum support [Feb 2016].

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Detention in the asylum system

11/03/2016

Refugee Council briefing on detention [Feb 2016].

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Asylum statistics Feb 2015

04/03/2016

Summary of quarterly asylum statistics

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