Research

We carry out research and publish reports to highlight the experiences of refugees and illustrate the impact of policies on their lives.

We use the evidence from our research to influence key areas of government policy and legislation, in order to improve the asylum system and the integration of refugees.

In this section you can find Refugee Council reports, old and new, and reports produced in partnership with other organisations.

Title Publish date Overview

A bridge to life in the UK

31/10/2018

Refugee-led community organisations and their role in integration

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Women seeking asylum: Safe from violence in the UK?

25/07/2018

This report, produce jointly with the Asylum Support Appeals Project, looks at how the asylum support system responds to women facing domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence

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Safe but not settled

31/01/2018

This report, produced jointly with Oxfam, explores the impact of family separation on refugees in the UK

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Refugees without refuge

08/09/2017

Findings of a survey on newly recognised refugees

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Making homelessness applications for refugees in England

26/05/2017

A guide for anyone supporting newly recognised single refugees making homelessness applications

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England’s forgotten refugees: out of the fire and into the frying pan

20/05/2016

The report discusses research conducted with newly recognised refugees. It documents problems faced immediately trying to find housing and an income when an individual's asylum support ceases.

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28 days later: experiences of new refugees in the UK

22/08/2014

The report focuses on people’s experiences of the first year after they have been granted refugee status so we can identify short term needs, and highlight what happens in the initial 28 day period when people have to rapidly move from one system of sup

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Still at Risk: A review of support for trafficked children

12/09/2013

This report discusses a review of the care arrangements for trafficked children, and was conducted with The Children’s Society

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When maternity doesn’t matter Dispersing pregnant women seeking asylum

25/02/2013

Maternity Action and Refugee Council [February 2013]

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