The Refugee Council is a leading charity working with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. Founded in 1951 following the creation of the UN Refugee Convention, we exist to support and empower people who have fled conflict, violence and persecution in order to rebuild their lives here in the UK.
We work with over 13,000 women, men and children each year who are desperately seeking safety. From the moment refugees arrive in the UK, we are here.
- We provide crisis advice, mental health counselling and practical support to help people settle and integrate into their new community
- We are specialists in working with refugee children who arrive in the UK alone
- We work with refugees and our partners to fight for improvements to the asylum protection system
- We inspire change in attitudes towards refugees and people seeking asylum—speaking out for compassion fairness and kindness.
A guide on how to reach the Refugee Council's different services and executive functions.
Work for the Refugee Council
View current job listings, learn more about working for us and apply online.
Founded in 1951, the Council has a long and storied history of providing support to refugees from across the world.
These yearly reports highlight key areas of our work and how we improve the lives of refugees.
A directory of links to our relevant policy pages, across fundraising, safeguarding, complaints and more
Details of our strategic plan to 2025.
Senior Management Team
Meet the team driving the overall mission and strategy of the Council.
Extended Leadership Team
Meet the group of talented leaders that help directly support our Senior Leadership Team.
Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs and Emma Thompson champion our work.
These key leaders ensure that we stay true to our mission and help plan ahead for the future.
Annual Reports and Accounts
Our yearly statements going back to 2013.
Vision, Mission and Values
These are the guiding principles that shape how we work.
Board EDI Statement
Our commitment to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation.
Refugee Involvement Strategy and Delivery Plan
Ensuring refugee expertise and experience are at the heart of what we do.
How to get in touch regarding media contact.