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

Section 4 support

06/04/2006

Applying for Section 4 (hard case) support to the National Asylum Support Service [June 2004]

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Changes to publicly funded work

05/04/2006

Proposed changes to publicly funded immigration and asylum work [July 2003]

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Dublin Convention

03/04/2006

The Dublin Convention [August 2002]

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Health services

03/04/2006

Health services for asylum seekers and refugees [August 2003]

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Withdrawal: in-country support (2)

02/04/2006

Update: withdrawal of in-country asylum support [October 2003]

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Emergency accommodation

01/04/2006

Update on changes to Refugee Council emergency accommodation in London [November 2003]

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Govt proposals

05/03/2006

Government announcements and proposals since its White Paper on asylum: a summary [July 2002]

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Nationality, Immigration & Asylum Act

02/03/2006

The Nationality, Immigration & Asylum Act 2002: changes to the asylum system in the UK [December 2002]

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Refugee facts

02/03/2006

Refugees in today's world [December 2002]

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