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

Code of practice

30/04/2008

Refugee Council response to the UK Border Agency Code of Practice for Keeping Children Safe from Harm [April 2008]

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Destitution

21/04/2008

The destitution tally: an indication of the extent of destitution among asylum seekers and refugees [Kate Smart and Sarah Fullegar, January 2008]

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ESOL

03/04/2008

Refugee Council response to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills consultation: Focusing English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) on Community Cohesion [April 2008]

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ESOL courses

14/03/2008

Advice for people considering ESOL with Citizenship Context course – check the course is valid before you pay [March 2008]

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Human trafficking

11/03/2008

Refugee Council response to the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry into Human Trafficking [February 2008]

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BIA Stats review

26/02/2008

Refugee Council response to “Review of Border and Immigration Agency Statistics on Control of Immigration" [February 2008]

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Citizenship

25/02/2008

Refugee Council Submission to the Lord Goldsmith QC Citizenship Review [January 2008]

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Community Cohesion and Migration

28/01/2008

Refugee Council response to the Community Cohesion and Migration Inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee [January 2008]

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'Operation Clannebor'

24/12/2007

The project for families whose asylum claims have been refused [December 2007]

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