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

Asylum-seeking families

05/05/2006

One-off Government asylum case-clearing exercise for asylum-seeking families (family concession) [October 2004]

Equality and human rights

20/04/2006

The Refugee Council's response to the Government's White Paper: Fairness For All: a New Commission for Equality and Human Rights [August 2004]

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EU asylum reception directive

20/04/2006

Refugee Council’s response to the Home Office consultation: Laying Down Minimum Standards for the Reception of Asylum Seekers [December 2004]

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Every Child Matters

20/04/2006

The Refugee Council's submission to the Education and Skills Committee inquiry into Every Child Matters [November 2004]

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Identity cards

20/04/2006

Refugee Council's response to Government proposals on legislation on identity cards [July 2004]

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NHS support

20/04/2006

The Refugee Council's response to the Department of Health consultation paper: Proposal to exclude Overseas Visitors from Eligibility to free NHS Primary Medical Services [August 2004]

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Refugee Integration

20/04/2006

The Refugee Council's response to the Government's consultation document (published July 2004) Integration Matters: a National Strategy for Refugee Integration [October 2004]

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Tampere programme

20/04/2006

British Refugee Council's response to the European Commission's public consultation: Future of Justice and Home Affairs [August 2004]

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Government 5-year plan

12/04/2006

The Government's Five Year Plan for Asylum and Immigration [February 2005]

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