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

Dignity in Pregnancy

25/02/2013

When maternity doesn’t matter - Dispersing pregnant women seeking asylum, Maternity Action & Refugee Council [February 2013]

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Submission for parliamentary inquiry

30/12/2012

Refugee Council submission to parliamentary inquiry, ‘asylum support for children and young people’

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Asylum statistics August 2012

31/08/2012

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for second quarter of 2012 [August 2012]

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Changes to section 4 support process

31/08/2012

This briefing explains recent changes to the process for those claiming section 4 support having made further submissions or a fresh asylum claim. [August 2012]

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Changes to CRB scheme

16/08/2012

Changes to CRB checks may discriminate against refugees [August 2012]

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Asylum statistics May 2012

01/06/2012

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for first quarter of 2012 [May 2012]

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Not a minor offence; unaccompanied children locked up as part of the asylum system.

20/05/2012

This report discusses the situation of children detained as part of the asylum process because a decision has been made to treat them as adults [May 2012]

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Refugee Council’s role in section 4 legal challenge

08/03/2012

Refugee Council witness statement for the Kanyemba case [May 2012]

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The experiences of refugee women in the UK

08/03/2012

Refugee Council briefing on the experiences of refugee women in the asylum system [March 2012]

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