Additional Briefings

People seeking asylum will often need other important information so they are well equipped and able to access the right support. These additional briefings look at the law, housing, asylum support and many other key topics.

Depending on the needs of your client, these briefings and resources may be useful to refer to and discuss in your Guide meetings.

Streamlined Asylum Processing
Use this briefing as a guidance on how to assist your clients when they receive the questionnaire.
You will find links to our Frequently Asked Questions documents as well as templates (email or letter) to help your client request an extension to the deadline for returning the questionnaire. 
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Asylum Support and Housing

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Understand what is meant by Section 95 support
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Understand what is meant by Section 4 support
INFORMATION
Discuss accommodation standards
INFORMATION
Discuss advice, reporting issues and getting support
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Healthcare

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Understand healthcare in the asylum system
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Other Resources

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Learn about Volunteering, Studying and Working when seeking asylum
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Guidance on hate crime
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Guidance for Afghan Citizens

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Learn about possible routes to Leave to Remain for Afghan Citizens
Information from arc, asylos and clifford chance
Country of Origin Information
Information from the British red cross
British Red Cross Family Tracing Information in Dari and Pashto languages for those searching for family members
Information from afghan academy
Afghan Academy Helpline and Resources
information from the department of work and pensions
The DWP is supporting those arriving from Afghanistan, including earlier access to benefit and employment support. Entitlement to this assistance will depend upon the immigration status of those who have arrived from Afghanistan.
information from cpag
Factsheet providing basic information about the benefit
rights of those admitted under Afghan resettlement schemes
information from doctors of the world
Multi-lingual health guidance
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Resources for Women

INFORMATION FROM CONSONANT
Discuss: What a woman seeking asylum needs to know
VIDEO FROM CONSONANT
From Us to You
INFORMATION FROM CONSONANT
Learn about Home Office Childcare Provision
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Learn about NHS Maternity Care
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Discuss: Domestic Abuse - Asylum and Support for survivors and those at risk
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Resources for Children & Young People

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Separated Child Guide: Claiming Asylum in the UK
From Kent Young Stakeholders Partnership Project
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Separated Child Guide: Asylum Process Journey
From Kent Young Stakeholders Partnership Project
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Young People’s Guide: Age Assessments
From Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
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Discuss claiming Asylum as a child
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Explain Legal representation for children and young people
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Explain the role of the Local Authority
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Discuss Age Assessments
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Explain UASC Leave
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