This briefing illustrates the gulf between what people receive via the standard benefit system and support available to asylum seekers. It gives recommendations that provide a more rational approach to asylum support, which would more closely align the system of support with the mainstream benefits system and ensure that children's needs were met.

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Asylum Support Inquiry summary

Evidence shows that the current asylum support system is in urgent need of reform if it is to have regard to the safety and wellbeing of children and meet its obligations to promote children’s best interests. Change is required so that all children can have a good childhood and the best possible start to life.

Date published 
January 2013
Number of pages 
4