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Information for EU Migrants - post Brexit
Information for EU Migrants - post Brexit Welsh
For the latest updates on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Schemeplease go to www.local.gov.uk/refugees
The All Wales Age Assessment toolkit builds on the principles outlined in the All Wales Practice Guidance on the Care and Support of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children which forms part of the All Wales Child Protection Procedures. The Practice Guidance was described as ‘a welcome step forward in assessing age’ by Zubier Yasdani, (solicitor with Deighton Peirce Glynn, specialising in children’s rights) and this toolkit builds on that work, encompassing best practice from a variety of sources. It is designed to enable a holistic, multi-agency age assessment of unaccompanied asylum seeking children, with guidance for Social Workers, Police, UKVI and other agencies on joint working.
Uncharted Territory; New evidence on violence against women from asylum-seeker, refugee and migrant communities in Wales
Launched by the Minister for Local Government and Government Business, Lesley Griffiths AM, the 'Uncharted Territory' report identifies how women and girls facing extreme violence and exploitation are either too afraid to report the violence, cannot access a women's refuge because of their immigration status, or are unawre of what support is available to them.
The research highlights how women and girls within astlum-seeker, refugee and migrant communities continue to face levels of domestic violence which are likely to be comparable to, if not greater than those affecting Welsh women.
Report authors Dr Amanda Robinson and Jo Payton from Cardiff University and Anne Hubbard from Wales Strategic Migration Partnership, are now calling on the Welsh Government, Home Office, Police, Social Services and communities themeselves to 'ask some of the difficult questions' as to why women and girls continue to face violence and what can be done to address the serious issues the report identifies.
Expert Migration Briefings
The Wales Strategic Migration Partnership (WSMP) has today launched the first in a series of briefing papers on migration in Wales.
Written by Professor Heaven Crawley, the briefings offer up-to-date summaries of the evidence base that is available on migration in Wales, while also tackling the myths that can surround asylum seeker, refugee and migrant communities.
The first papers in the series set out the existing data and research evidence on ‘Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Wales’ ‘International Migrants in Wales’ and also ‘Employment and Migration in Wales’ and are available here.
“The central aim of the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership is to improve knowledge and understanding of migration in Wales. While relatively little work has been published to date on this issue, these papers aim to fill this gap and provide a sound basis on which to discuss and debate the impacts of migration in Wales.”
-- Anne Hubbard Director WSMP.
Published on: 24 July 2015