Research

We carry out research and publish reports to highlight the experiences of refugees and illustrate the impact of policies on their lives.

We use the evidence from our research to influence key areas of government policy and legislation, in order to improve the asylum system and the integration of refugees.

In this section you can find Refugee Council reports, old and new, and reports produced in partnership with other organisations.

Title Publish date Overview

28 days later: experiences of new refugees in the UK

22/08/2014

The report focuses on people’s experiences of the first year after they have been granted refugee status so we can identify short term needs, and highlight what happens in the initial 28 day period when people have to rapidly move from one system of sup

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Still at Risk: A review of support for trafficked children

12/09/2013

This report discusses a review of the care arrangements for trafficked children, and was conducted with The Children’s Society

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When maternity doesn’t matter Dispersing pregnant women seeking asylum

25/02/2013

Maternity Action and Refugee Council [February 2013]

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A lot to learn

15/01/2013

This report discusses research that explores the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in England and publicly-funded post-16 learning providers (excluding higher education) in delivering and accessing learning.

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Between a rock and a hard place

12/12/2012

This report discusses the ongoing human rights abuses and persecution taking place in five countries from which a high number of asylum seekers in the UK come from, and fear returning to when they are refused asylum here. The countries are Democratic Repu

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Not a minor offence

10/05/2012

This report discusses the situation of children detained as part of the asylum process because a decision has been made to treat them as adults [May 2012].

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Refugees and the informal economy

19/04/2011

Understanding the informal economic activity of refugees in London [April 2011]

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Lives in the balance

10/02/2011

Lives in the Balance: The quality of immigration legal advice given to separated children seeking asylum [February 2011]

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SMILE

10/02/2011

Something to smile about: Promoting and supporting the educational and recreational needs of refugee children [February 2011]

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