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

Reform of refugee children's services

07/06/2007

Refugee Council and other refugee agencies’ response to government proposals to reform services to unaccompanied children seeking asylum [May 2007]

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Access to finance

23/03/2007

A briefing paper on how to access bank accounts and credit for business start up [March 07]

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UK borders

05/03/2007

Parliamentary briefing on UK Borders Bill [March 2007]

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Independent assessment of IND

15/02/2007

Refugee agencies' response to government proposals for an independent assessment of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate [February 2007]

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Unaccompanied children

19/01/2007

Refugee Council response to Care Matters: Transforming the Lives of Children and Young People in Care [January 2007]

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Integration

03/01/2007

Refugee Council response to “A New Model for National Integration Services in England: Consultation Paper” [December 2006]

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Unaccompanied children

21/11/2006

Unaccompanied Children and the Dublin II regulation [November 2006]

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Asylum claims

16/11/2006

Court of Appeal case on the scrutiny of fresh asylum claims (WM (DRC) v SSHD) [November 2006]

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Section 2

07/11/2006

Possible right of appeal for convictions for failure to produce documents under Section 2 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 2004 [October 2006]

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