South West Strategic Migration Partnership

SW Councils hosts the SW Strategic Migration Partnership (SMP). SMPs are Local Government led partnerships funded by, but independent of, the Home Office. Their role is to coordinate and support delivery of national programmes in asylum and refugee schemes as well as agreed regional and devolved migration priorities. SMPs work with stakeholders in the statutory, voluntary, private and community sectors to provide a strategic leadership, advisory and coordination function on migration in their regions and nations, ensuring a coordinated approach to migration and the sharing of relevant information and good practice.

SMPs facilitate and enable collaboration and act as a conduit for the sharing of information and evidence between central Government and local authorities and local partners.

There are six main strands to our work:

It is one of twelve UK partnerships funded by the Home Office. The SMP’s within England are here

Asylum Dispersal

Resettlement Scheme

Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas)[BN(O)s] Welcome Programme 

Afghan Scheme

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