Asylum Aid

Asylum Aid

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Asylum Aid deliver high quality legal representation to some of the most vulnerable people seeking asylum in the UK; children, survivors of trafficking and stateless people.

Complex legal processes can mean that the most vulnerable amongst us can end up in legal limbo for years. Good quality legal representation is life saving for survivors because getting legal status is the key to their safety, stability and for them to begin to live life freely.

At Asylum Aid we work directly with vulnerable people and in partnership with other organisations and take the time needed to work through the complexity of each individual legal case and make sure survivors are given the right support they need to live safely.

In 2020 we joined forces with the human rights charity the Helen Bamber Foundation. Together we work to change policy and practice to enhance the safety and recovery for all those who has suffered some of the worst humanity has to offer.

We help the people that others won’t. The most vulnerable asylum seekers whose cases are complex and challenging and require time.

We help Survivors in three main ways: by working directly with them, by working with other organisations, and by working to change policy that affects all Survivors across the UK:

Legal representation: our team of specialist solicitors delivers high quality legal representation to the most vulnerable people seeking asylum: unaccompanied children, people who have experienced torture and gender based violence, people who have been trafficked and those who are stateless. We provide welfare advice to marginalised communities through our partnership with Westminster Citizens Advice Bureau and Age UK Westminster.

We work together with other organisations to improve practice and knowledge amongst caseworkers and solicitors so that more Survivors can get the quality legal representation they deserve.

We influence the system and make policy change to ensure the safety and wellbeing of incredibly vulnerable people.