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

Refugee Council briefing on the Dublin regulation

19/11/2015

An outline of how the Dublin regulation can help reunite refugee families.

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Asylum Statistics August 2015

13/10/2015

Summary of quarterly asylum statistics

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Children in the Asylum System

13/10/2015

Statistics related to children in the asylum system

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A brief guide to asylum

25/09/2015

Refugee Council brief guide to the asylum system [Aug 2015].

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Asylum backlogs

25/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on backlogs in the asylum system [Aug 2015].

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Asylum support

25/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on asylum support [Aug 2015].

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Children in the asylum system

25/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on children in the asylum system [Aug 2015].

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Detained fast track

25/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on the detained fast track system [Aug 2015].

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Detention in the asylum system

25/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on detention in the asylum [Aug 2015].

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