Immigration

Government announces £28m to ‘ease pressure' of migration

15/07/2019

Councils across England are to receive £28m to help ease the pressures on services resulting from recent migration, the Government announced over the weekend.

Integrating migrants could boost economy by £7bn, think tank says

18/06/2019

A think tank has called for the setting up of ‘local integration funds’ to help migrants find jobs that match their skills as part of a series of proposals to improve integration.

Javid commits to resettling 5,000 refugees next year

18/06/2019

Sajid Javid has announced that the UK will resettle 5,000 more refugees under a new, expanded resettlement scheme that will come into force next year.

Government publishes guide on how to treat refugees

04/06/2019

A framework giving advice on how to treat refugees and migrants has been produced by the Home Office.

Glasgow council to reform asylum process

05/03/2019

A Scottish council could become the first local authority to pilot proposed changes to the asylum process that aim to make life easier for both councils and those seeking asylum.

Council spending on asylum-seeking children doubles in four years

21/02/2019

Local authority leaders have called on the Government to provide ‘vital’ funding to help them support unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

Whitehall’s ‘hostile environment’ puts children in danger, charity says

19/02/2019

The Government’s commitment to creating a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants outweighs their commitment to children’s rights, a charity has warned.

Brokenshire announces plans to improve integration

11/02/2019

The Government has announced new measures to help immigrants integrate with their communities.

NHS could be 51,000 nurses short after Brexit

06/11/2018

The NHS could be short of 51,000 nurses by the end of the Brexit transition period, a new report has warned today.

Building a secure future for EU children in the UK

19/10/2018

Kamena Dorling explores what impact Brexit may have on European national children living in the UK, especially those in local authority care.

Poll highlights lack of public trust on immigration

17/09/2018

Urgent action is needed to restore public trust on immigration, according to a new report from the biggest-ever public consultation on the topic.

Council calls for fairer system of looking after unaccompanied asylum seeking children

17/07/2018

Portsmouth City Council has urged the Government to review the way councils deal with unaccompanied children seeking asylum, after figures show they account for a quarter of the council's looked after children.

Councils threaten to ‘divide' migrant families, report says

09/04/2018

Local authorities often threaten to take children into care if their parents do not have the proper documentation to remain in the country, human rights groups warn.

UK half way to meeting target of resettling 20,000 refugees

22/02/2018

The UK has passed the half way mark in its commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees by 2020.

Council hits out at 'basic and unfair' migration funding

02/02/2018

The council that looks after 10% of the country's unaccompanied asylum seeking children has slammed the government's decision to award it less than 2% of the funding available.

Councils given £29m funding boost to support vulnerable children

17/01/2018

Councils in England are to receive an additional £29m to help support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and care leavers.

Scheme to share responsibility unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is extended

08/12/2017

A scheme to make sure local authorities share responsibilities for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is to be extended to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

New strategy unveiled to improve care of unaccompanied child migrants

02/11/2017

A review of council funding will be published as part of a wider strategy on improving care for unaccompanied migrant children and child victims of slavery.

Immigration policies made ‘in the dark’, committee warns

21/07/2017

Immigration policies are being formulated ‘in the dark’, committee warns as it criticises the quality of migration data the Government bases its decisions on.

British workers hit ‘hardest’ by immigration cuts, research reveals

30/05/2017

The Government’s net migration target of below 100,000 a year could lead to over 3 million people facing unemployment, new research reveals.

MPs calls for regions to have control over immigration quotas

05/01/2017

City regions should be allowed to set their own quotas for immigration to help councils address specific economic and cultural needs, MPs have said today.

Government pledges support to councils to help refugee children

25/10/2016

The Government will work with councils to help children from the 'Jungle' refugee camp in Calais who are eligible to enter the UK, home secretary pledged.

Unaccompanied refugee children: an interview with a Kent councillor

25/10/2016

Closure of the Calais camp means the UK will receive more unaccompanied children. Cllr Peter Oakford talks about the challenges this may pose for councils.

MPs call for action to help unaccompanied children with family in Britain

03/10/2016

A group of Tory MPs have urged home secretary Amber Rudd to to ensure that unaccompanied children with family connections in Britain are moved out of the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais before it is torn down.

Former councillor candidate convicted for providing illegal immigration advice

30/09/2016

A former Waltham Forest councillor candidate has been convicted and fined for providing illegal immigration advice.

Giving immigrants right to vote would 'change the electoral map'

29/09/2016

All immigrants with a legal presence and proven residence should be given the right to vote, researchers argue in a new report.

London council offers help to refugee children

18/08/2016

Lambeth has committed itself to resettling unaccompanied refugee children and has urged central Government to provide the necessary funding.

Council chiefs to visit ‘Calais jungle’ migrant camp

17/08/2016

Senior councillors will visit the ‘Calais jungle’ migrant camp tomorrow as part of a trip aimed at considering measures to keep unaccompanied children and young people safe.

Post-Brexit uncertainty could cause ‘surge’ in migration, committee says

27/07/2016

A lack of certainty over immigration rules in the wake of Brexit vote could cause ‘surge’ in migration, select committee warns.

All local government staff must now speak fluent English

22/07/2016

Councils must ensure all staff dealing with the public must be able to speak fluent English, under a new code of practice published by the Government.

Council dismisses Sherwood Forest migrant camp story

04/07/2016

Nottinghamshire CC has dismissed rumours about an illegal migrant camp in Sherword Forest as untrue.

Majority of population thinks immigration increases stress on public services, survey finds

04/07/2016

A large majority of the British population believes immigration puts pressure on schools and hospitals, according to an attitudes survey.

Councils urged to share responsibility for asylum-seeking children

04/07/2016

Local authorities are being urged to sign a new voluntary scheme that aims to help share the responsibility of looking after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Higher migration would deliver £625bn economic boost, says report

20/06/2016

Higher migration could boost the UK economy by £625bn by 2064-65 and also relief some of the pressures caused by an ageing population, a new report has found.

Coventry City Council takes in the most Syrian refugees

27/05/2016

New figures from the Home Office reveal Coventry City Council has supported more Syrian refugees than any other local authority since the expansion of the resettlement programme

Eurpean immigration costs UK over £1bn a year claims report

17/05/2016

The cost of immigration from Europe totalled more than £1bn a year on the latest figures, according to new research, and is adding to 'rapidly increasing pressures' on housing and public services.

Restricting support for migrant families puts children at risk, report says

28/04/2016

Moves to further restrict support to migrant families could leave children homeless and put them at risk of exploitation and abuse, a new report argues.

Only 43 Syrian refugees have been resettled in London, charity reveals

26/04/2016

The capital has only taken 3% of all Syrian refugees given sanctuary in the UK since 2014, according to research by Citizens UK.

UK to resettle 3000 individuals fleeing conflict in the Middle East

22/04/2016

The Government has announced it will resettle 3000 children and adults fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by the end of this Parliament.

Councils to share responsibility for unaccompanied child refugees

21/04/2016

Unaccompanied children seeking asylum will be dispersed across the country in a bid to relieve the strain on those councils caring for a large number.

Former councillor found guilty of providing illegal immigration advice

11/04/2016

A former councillor at Hounslow Council has been convicted of illegally providing immigration advice and services.

Government defeated by peers over child refugees

22/03/2016

The Government will be forced to allow 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees to come into the country from Europe, after the House of Lords voted in favour of amending the immigration bill.

What can local government do to manage the impact of migration?

01/02/2016

William Eichler examines how local authorities can best respond to demographic changes and rising levels of migration.

Local authorities 'not doing enough' to ensure migrant children are in suitable housing

10/12/2015

Almost two thirds of the properties provided to migrant children in need are unsuitable and local authorities are not doing enough to rectify this, according to a new report.

Councils struggling to provide adequate protection for asylum-seeking children

07/12/2015

A dramatic increase in the amount of asylum-seeking children that go missing in the UK raises concerns that local authorities are struggling to cope with the demands being placed on them.

Adult social care faces a workforce gap of 200,000

17/11/2015

The adult social care sector in England faces a gap of 200,000 care workers because of restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract British workers, according to a new report.

Mandatory right to work checks on taxi and private hire drivers

12/11/2015

Local authorities will have to conduct right to work checks on all taxi and private hire drivers, under new mesures in the Immigration Bill.

Local authorities could learn from Canada and help to integrate migrants says think tank

02/11/2015

Local councils should play a prominent role in helping migrants to integrate, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Councils promised more money to help refugees

05/10/2015

Local authorities will receive additional funding to help house and support refugees beyond the first 12 months, the Government has confirmed.

Scottish councils agree to resettle 2,000 refugees before Christmas

02/10/2015

Council leaders in Scotland have confirmed that they will be able to take at least 2,000 Syrian refugees, many of whom are expected to arrive before Christmas.

Report: asylum seeking children face ‘hostile’ and ‘confusing’ reception in UK

28/09/2015

Just seven local authorities look after 43% of lone children seeking asylum in England, according to new research.

Betts joins calls for details on refegee funding

24/09/2015

The Government needs to provide urgent clarity on future funding to pay for Syrian refugees, according to a letter from Clive Betts.

Councils call for clarity on refugee funding

23/09/2015

Council leaders have urged the Government to finalise the financial support available to authorities for helping refugees, after reports the first group of Syrian refugees arrived in the UK yesterday.

Further funding for refugees to be considered

17/09/2015

The Government has pledged to consider continuing funding for refugees beyond the one year limit already announced.

Councils to receive slice of foreign aid budget to help refugees

07/09/2015

Local authorities will receive money from the UK’s foreign aid budget to help house refugees from Syria and North Africa.

Councils calls for Whitehall to fully-fund refugee support

04/09/2015

Town hall chiefs have warned that Whitehall must fully cover the cost of helping extra refugees, after prime minister David Cameron pledged asylum for thousands of people fleeing Syria yesterday.

Councils could help an extra 10,000 refugees a year, says Cooper

02/09/2015

Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has called for a conference of local authorities to be convened to discuss how areas can accommodate more refugees.

Survey reveals support for devolution to councils

01/09/2015

Some 56% of people believe the UK will have either broken up or become a lot more devolved by 2030, a poll has revealed.

Town hall chiefs call for child asylum costs to be covered

03/08/2015

Council leaders have called for the cost of helping unaccompanied child asylum seekers to be covered by the Government.

Kent social services struggling under 'strain' of child refugee numbers

31/07/2015

Kent County Council has warned its social services are at breaking point due to a huge rise in the number of children seeking asylum.

Lost in translation

04/05/2015

Adam Blau outlines some strategies to help local authorities reducing expenditure on translation

Unemployed EU migrants face benefit ban

10/03/2015

New EU migrants will not be able to claim benefits until they find employment, under new regulations intended to crack down on the abuse of the system.

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Senior Practitioner - Placement Finding Team

Essex County Council
£28500.0 - £50400.0 per annum
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Recuriter: Essex County Council

People Information Analyst

Essex County Council
Up to £33330 per annum
Please note this is a fixed term contract role for a duration of 12 months. Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local au England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Key stage Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£32430 - £34794
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Solicitor/Barrister Advocate - Children’s x4

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band I, SCP 44 - 47 (£46,564 - £49,538 per annum) (£24.14 - 25.68 per hour)
To act as the principal advocate for all aspects of advocacy legal work relating to the children’s social care in the county court and high court. Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Support Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
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