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

06/08/2014

A briefing giving the international context for the UK's role in asylum

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Asylum Support

18/06/2014

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

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Detention of Children

18/06/2014

An updated briefing showing the numbers of children detained with their families in recent years.

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Asylum Statistics May 2014

29/05/2014

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for the first quarter of 2014 [published May 2014]

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Asylum statistics February 2014

27/02/2014

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for 2013 [published February 2014]

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Migrant access to NHS provision

10/10/2013

Refugee Council consultation response migrant access to NHS provision [August 2013]

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Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation

10/10/2013

Refugee Council response to the Home Office consultation Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation [August 2013]

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Department of Health consultation response

28/08/2013

Refugee Council response to Department of Health consultation ‘Migrant access to the NHS'

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Legal Aid Consultation Response

04/06/2013

Refugee Council response to Ministry of Justice consultation 'Transforming Legal Aid'

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