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

SMILE project briefing: Education

24/03/2010

Accessing and achieving in education: overcoming the barriers facing refugee and asylum seeking children [March 2010]

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Rape and sexual violence: the experiences of refugee women in the UK

08/03/2010

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Reforming asylum support: effective support for those with protection needs

22/02/2010

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Simplifying Immigration Law: Consultation on a new framework for Immigration Rules.

22/02/2010

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Chance or choice? Understanding why asylum seekers come the UK

14/01/2010

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Refugee Council summary draft response to the UKBA consultation Reforming asylum support: effective support for those with protection needs

12/01/2010

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Refugee Council response to the UK Border Agency consultation on charging for immigration and visa applications

01/12/2009

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Change to the way UKBA registers in-country asylum applications and further submissions on asylum claims.

25/11/2009

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Citizenship points test

30/10/2009

Refugee Council response to the UK Border Agency Consultation Earning the right to stay: A new points test for citizenship

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