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

Chance or choice? [Research Summary]

18/01/2010

Summary of research investigating the decisions made by asylum seekers who come to the UK and explored the extent to which these decisions are a reflection of chance or choice. [January 2010]

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Calais

30/09/2009

Report of the British Refugee Council and France Terre d’Asile joint fact-finding mission to Calais [September 2009]

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Work

13/07/2009

“I hate being idle”: Wasted skills and enforced dependence among Zimbabwean asylum seekers in the UK [July 2009]

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I Hate Being Idle

12/07/2009

Wasted skills and enforced dependence among Zimbabwean asylum seekers in the UK [July 2009] An investigation of the experiences of Zimbabwean asylum seekers living in the UK, exploring their education, skills and work experience & the impact of living in

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Vulnerable women - good practice guide

09/02/2009

The Vulnerable Women’s Project Good Practice Guide: Assisting Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women affected by Rape or Sexual Violence [February 2009]

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Vulnerable women - literature review

09/02/2009

Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women Affected by Rape or Sexual Violence: a Literature Review [February 2009]

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Protection sensitive borders

16/12/2008

Remote Controls: how UK border controls are endangering the lives of refugees [Refugee Council, 2008]

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Inclusive Schools

20/11/2008

'Beyond the school gates': Refugee Council's research report on supporting refugees and asylum seekers in secondary school [May 2008]

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Section 4 Vouchers

06/10/2008

'More Token Gestures': A Refugee Council report into the use of vouchers for asylum seekers claiming Section 4 support [October 2008]

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