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

Case resolution and unaccompanied children

19/12/2007

Refugee Children's Consortium's briefing on case resolution on asylum applications made by unaccompanied children and young people seeking asylum [December 2007]

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Zimbabwean asylum cases

10/12/2007

Update on the situation of Zimbabwean asylum seekers [December 2007]

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Submission to the Independent Asylum Commission

30/11/2007

The Refugee Council submission to the IAC highlights areas of concern to the Refugee Council and suggests areas for IAC recommendations. [November 2007]

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Further education funding

16/11/2007

Short guide for advisers on access to further education [August 2011]

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Refugee employment

16/11/2007

Refugee Council’s Response to the Department of Work and Pensions’ Consultation on the Green Paper 'In work, better off: next steps to full employment' [October 2007]

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Integration in London

13/11/2007

Refugee Council response to London Enriched: The Mayor’s Draft Strategy for Refugee Integration in London [October 2007]

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Procedures Directive

29/10/2007

Refugee Council response to UK Implementation of Council Directive 2005/85/EC of 1 December 2005 laying down minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing refugee status [October 2007]

IPCC and BIA

23/10/2007

Refugee Council response to the consultation regarding the Independent Police Complaints Commissioner (IPCC) oversight of the Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) incidents and complaints [October 2007]

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Special Immigration Status

03/10/2007

Refugee council briefing on 'Special Immigration Status' for foreign criminals and their dependants [October 2007]

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