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 statistics Nov 2014

27/11/2014

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

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Evidence to the Detention Inquiry

04/11/2014

Refugee Council's evidence to the joint APPG Inquiry into the use of immigration detention in the asylum and immigration system.

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Detained Fast Track

01/10/2014

Refugee Council briefing on the Detained Fast Track [October 2014]

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Annual asylum trends

09/09/2014

Refugee Council briefing on annual trends in the asylum system

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Asylum statistics Sept 2014

09/09/2014

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

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Asylum Support

09/09/2014

A briefing explaining how asylum seekers are supported whilst awaiting decisions on their asylum claims

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Brief Guide to Asylum

09/09/2014

An overview of the UK asylum system [September 2014]

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Children in the asylum system

09/09/2014

Refugee Council briefing on statistics relating to children in the asylum system.

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Detention in the asylum system

09/09/2014

This briefing explains how detention is used in the asylum system

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