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All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees deadline 1 October 2016 All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees deadline 1 October 2016

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees, chaired by Thangam Debbonaire MP, has launched an inquiry into the experiences of new refugees in the UK. The... 

QARN Annual Report 2016 – Steering Group QARN Annual Report 2016 – Steering Group

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) is a network of Quakers across the UK who share a concern about the injustices that are practiced in our name, and... 

Refugees Welcome march planned for 17 September Refugees Welcome march planned for 17 September

Save the date:  Last September, the image of three year old Alan Kurdi’s body on a Turkish beach horrified the world. 100,000 of us marched in London in response... 

The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance? The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance?

Commons Library Analysis: The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance? Published Thursday, June 23, 2016. There are various different provisions... 

Help keep our communities united Help keep our communities united

From: Constructive Voices Whatever your view about the result of the EU referendum, it’s clear that charities now have an important role to play in fostering... 

Home Office policy on age assessment ‘unlawful’ Home Office policy on age assessment ‘unlawful’

The Home Office’s policy of judging the age of unaccompanied  children seeking asylum based on their appearance has been ruled unlawful by the High Court. The... 

Report about support for people seeking asylum – in Leicester Report about support for people seeking asylum – in Leicester

This is a report about support for people seeking asylum in Leicester: asylum-seeker-support-in-leicester  Read More →

Unlocking Immigration Detention: Swansea Unlocking Immigration Detention: Swansea

People are being taken from our communities.  It’s time to stand up and say no. Detention is one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s asylum and immigration... 

Child refugee talks about his experiences Child refugee talks about his experiences

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MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

Write to your MP about this … A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives... 

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All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees deadline 1 October 2016 All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees deadline 1 October 2016

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees, chaired by Thangam Debbonaire MP, has launched an inquiry into the experiences of new refugees in the UK. The... 

Refugees Welcome march planned for 17 September Refugees Welcome march planned for 17 September

Save the date:  Last September, the image of three year old Alan Kurdi’s body on a Turkish beach horrified the world. 100,000 of us marched in London in response... 

Help keep our communities united Help keep our communities united

From: Constructive Voices Whatever your view about the result of the EU referendum, it’s clear that charities now have an important role to play in fostering... 

Quakers – please fill in this survey Quakers – please fill in this survey

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) and Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) are collecting information from friends engaged with refugees and... 

How to help refugees and welcome new arrivals – a guide How to help refugees and welcome new arrivals – a guide

Want to know how to help refugees? Written by our frontline staff, here’s Refugee Action’s guide to making refugees welcome in your community.  Read More →

MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

Write to your MP about this … A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives... 

How to improve support and services for destitute migrants How to improve support and services for destitute migrants

Many migrants find themselves destitute in the UK with no means of supporting themselves, nowhere to sleep and no means to return home. Many have a case for staying... 

Quakers are active all over UK Quakers are active all over UK

We held a Special Interest Group at Britain Yearly Meeting, and a stall in the BYM Market today. There is lots of inspirational activity going on all over the place.... 

No refugees in Britain should be left without refuge. No refugees in Britain should be left without refuge.

And it’s not only the government we’re calling on to act. You can help these forgotten refugees by doing 2 things: Shine a light on this appalling situation... 

Justice is not just for the rich: take action Justice is not just for the rich: take action

Equal before the law? Government proposes huge court fees increase The UK government has proposed increasing the fees that need to be paid to appeal an asylum or... 

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Reports

Insufficient Regard to Detention Rule 35 Process Insufficient Regard to Detention Rule 35 Process

£25,000 for Claimant’s Unlawful Detention –  IS, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1623 (Admin) (11 July 2016)  1. In this claim for judicial review, the Claimant challenged the Defendant’s decisions on deportation, asylum and detention. Due to developments which have taken place... [Read more of this review]

QARN Annual Report 2016 – Steering Group QARN Annual Report 2016 – Steering Group

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) is a network of Quakers across the UK who share a concern about the injustices that are practiced in our name, and a determination to bring about change for those who have been forced to seek asylum and to reach out with support for those who share our concern. QARN members hold discussions and share information... [Read more of this review]

The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance? The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance?

Commons Library Analysis: The UK’s family reunion rules: striking the right balance? Published Thursday, June 23, 2016. There are various different provisions for refugee family reunion in the UK. Campaigners are pressing the Government to extend these further, particularly in respect of children’s cases. Jump to full report >> UK... [Read more of this review]

MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

Write to your MP about this … A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees. In its latest commentary on the quarterly immigration statistics, the Home Affairs Select Committee make a number of criticisms of the way the Government is currently... [Read more of this review]

How to improve support and services for destitute migrants How to improve support and services for destitute migrants

Many migrants find themselves destitute in the UK with no means of supporting themselves, nowhere to sleep and no means to return home. Many have a case for staying in the UK but may struggle to prove it. DOWNLOADS RELATED CONTENT This report looks at: who destitute migrants are and why they are destitute; the services and support that is... [Read more of this review]

England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan

Refugee Council:  Josephine Basedow and Lisa Doyle May 2016 Recommendations • The Government should introduce an integration support service for newly recognised refugees, flexible enough to ensure those facing specific barriers can be supported to access all services to which they are entitled. Whilst all refugees will not need the same level of... [Read more of this review]

National Statistics Detention Published 27 August 2015 National Statistics Detention Published 27 August 2015

Click here for: Detention stats 2015 National Statistics Detention Published 27 August 2015 Contents 1. Key facts 2. Length of detention 3. Children in detention 4. Immigration detainees in prisons 5. Data tables [Read more of this review]  Read More →

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