News

Dungavel immigration detention centre to close Dungavel immigration detention centre to close

8 September 2016: The controversial Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre in Lanarkshire is to be closed, the Home Office has announced. The centre, near Strathaven,... 

REFUGEE CRISIS:  Faith Leaders’ Open Letter to the Prime Minister REFUGEE CRISIS: Faith Leaders’ Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Paul Parker @RCquaker: 224 faith leaders launch http://www.interfaithrefugeeinitiative.org . @BritishQuakers are signatories. … 12 September 2016:... 

Refugees Welcome – Invitation for 6 October 2016 Refugees Welcome – Invitation for 6 October 2016

I would like to invite you and your members, clients, supporters, members to join us in a march and rally to send a message to our government – ahead... 

Programme Developer – Forced Migration Programme Developer – Forced Migration

SALARY                    £38,002 per annum CONTRACT             One Year Fixed Term HOURS                    ... 

APPG on Refugees – Refugees Welcome Inquiry APPG on Refugees – Refugees Welcome Inquiry

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has launched an inquiry into the experiences of newly arrived and newly recognised refugees in the UK. The inquiry... 

Britain must stop failing refugee children Britain must stop failing refugee children

Guardian: Child refugees are victims of contextual factors not of their own making but which are common to inhumanity: a toxic policy cocktail of deterrence; tokenism... 

Updates: concerns about decision-making and negativity Updates: concerns about decision-making and negativity

1. Home Affairs Committee report issued The Home Affairs Select Committee published a report on the Home Office Immigration Directorates, covering Q1 2016. On Eritrean... 

‘Risky Things’ Theatre and Film: Blue Moment – 45 minute film drama ‘Risky Things’ Theatre and Film: Blue Moment – 45 minute film drama

Refugee Support- do you need: Training material for new volunteers & staff Ways to help local people engage with refugees Kate Hampson as therapist Carole... 

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is a project which seeks to co-ordinate and promote action by faith communities in Scotland to support asylum seekers and refugees. Offering... 

Colnbrook Detention Centre inspection – a mixed picture and a need for a ‘strict time limit’ Colnbrook Detention Centre inspection – a mixed picture and a need for a ‘strict time limit’

Detention Forum: 28 July 2016: In its latest inspection report on Colnbrook detention centre, HM Inspector of Prisons said ‘There should be a strict time limit... 

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What you can do

QARN Conference: Forced Migration: how can Quakers Respond? QARN Conference: Forced Migration: how can Quakers Respond?

The Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network Conference run in partnership with Woodbrooke, the Quaker Council for European Affairs, and Quaker Peace and Social Witness: http://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/courses.php?action=course&id=11305 Friday... 

Liberty: Child Refugees Liberty: Child Refugees

In May our MPs made a promise. Under huge public pressure, and the watchful eye of the House of Lords, the Government pledged in Parliament to protect unaccompanied... 

Unlocking Detention 2016: be part of shining a spotlight in the shadows Unlocking Detention 2016: be part of shining a spotlight in the shadows

Every year for the past three years, Right to Remain has helped to run an innovative and participatory social media project that raises awareness of immigration... 

APPG on social integration inquiry APPG on social integration inquiry

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Integration has launched an inquiry into how reform of the immigration system can put migrant integration at its heart.... 

Refugees Welcome march on 17 September 2016 Refugees Welcome march on 17 September 2016

The Refugees Welcome march will take place on 17 September starting in Park lane, London at 12.30.  For full details go to: http://swruk.org/refugees-welcome-here-2016/#details... 

All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has launched an inquiry into the experiences of newly arrived and newly recognised refugees in the UK.  http://www.qarn.org.uk/homepage/appg-on-refugees-refugees-welcome-inquiry/... 

Programme Developer – Forced Migration Programme Developer – Forced Migration

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from Refugee Council from Refugee Council

This September, world leaders will gather at two crucial summits aimed at finding solutions to the global refugee crisis. The first is being organised by the United... 

‘Risky Things’ Theatre and Film: Blue Moment – 45 minute film drama ‘Risky Things’ Theatre and Film: Blue Moment – 45 minute film drama

Refugee Support- do you need: Training material for new volunteers & staff Ways to help local people engage with refugees Kate Hampson as therapist Carole... 

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... 

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Reports

Colnbrook Detention Centre inspection – a mixed picture and a need for a ‘strict time limit’ Colnbrook Detention Centre inspection – a mixed picture and a need for a ‘strict time limit’

Detention Forum: 28 July 2016: In its latest inspection report on Colnbrook detention centre, HM Inspector of Prisons said ‘There should be a strict time limit on the length of detention and caseworkers should act with diligence and expedition.’ Colnbrook detention centre, near Heathrow Airport, detains up to 396 migrants, including 27 women... [Read more of this review]

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]

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