Reports of domestic abuse from asylum seekers: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on actions to take when an asylum seeker reports an incident of domestic abuse while their claim is being considered.


Domestic abuse: responding to reports of domestic abuse from asylum seekers

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UK Visas and Immigration guidance for staff on the actions that must be taken when a domestic abuse concern has been reported by an asylum seeker who is supported under Section 95 or Section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. This guidance applies across the UK.

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Published 16 July 2019
Last updated 24 January 2022 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated with the following changes: Annex A - domestic abuse referral checklist added; reference to Schedule 2 of the Compass Project Accommodation and Transport Statement of Requirements – section 1.2.1 removed and replaced by Asylum Accommodation and Support Schedule 2 Statement of Requirements.

  2. First published.