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

Detention in the asylum system

25/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on detention in the asylum [Aug 2015].

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Detention of children

25/09/2015

Refugee Council Briefing on detention of children [Aug 2015].

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Refugee Council response to asylum support consultation

22/09/2015

We respond to the Government's consultation on proposed reforms to asylum support, Sept 2015.

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Annual Asylum Trends

01/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on annual trends in the asylum system

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Asylum Statistics [August 2015]

01/09/2015

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for the second quarter of 2015.

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The UK's role in the international protection system

23/06/2015

A briefing analysing the latest global statistics on refugees and the UK's role in protecting them [June 2015].

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Children in the asylum system [May 2015]

27/05/2015

Refugee Council briefing on children in the asylum system.

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Asylum backlogs May 2015

22/05/2015

A summary of backlogs in the asylum system showing the trends in the number of outstanding cases.

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Asylum statistics May 2015

22/05/2015

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for the first quarter of 2015.

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