Asylum is protection given by a country to someone who is fleeing persecution in their own country. It is given under the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. To be recognised as a refugee, you must have left your country and be unable to go back because you have a well-founded fear of persecution.
The UK also adheres to the European Convention on Human Rights, which prevents us sending someone to a country where there is a real risk that they will be exposed to torture, or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
More information can be found at the Home Office, UK Border Agency website (use the link below).
Asylum and Education
Leicestershire County Council provide a Service working in partnership with schools and parents to raise the achievement of minority ethnic pupils. Please visit the Leicestershire County Council's site for further information.
Leicestershire County Council
UK Border agency