The Refugee Council warmly welcomes the news released by the Home Office today that Campsfield House immigration removal centre will close by May 2019. This closure will coincide with the end of its current management contract.
New research reveals vital role played by refugee-led community organisations in integration
New research published today by the Refugee Council highlights the key role that refugee-led community organisations (RCOs) and networks play in supporting refugees to integrate, and increasing refugee inclusion and participation in the UK.
Still not safe - fresh research into violence against women seeking asylum
Women who have fled war and persecution in their home countries are not protected from abuse and violence here in the UK, in the country they thought would make them safe, finds ground-breaking new research published today by the Refugee Council and ASAP.
The Refugee Council is delighted to hear the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)’s announcement that immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children in care will be brought back into the scope of legal aid. This is a fantastic achievement for the Children’s Society - the charity that has settled their case against the Lord Chancellor - and represents an important forward step in the protection of the fundamental rights of vulnerable children.
What will this actually mean for unaccompanied and separated children?