Regional Groups

Asylum and Refugee Reference Group

Led by the Strategic Migration Partnership, the Asylum and Refugee Reference Group is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary body that draws together a wide range of stakeholders to take a strategic lead in addressing issues facing asylum seekers, unsuccessful asylum seekers and refugees in the region. 

Download the Asylum and Refugee Reference Group Terms of Reference here

2017/18 meeting dates:

  • 14 June 2017, 11.30am - 1.00pm
  • 20 September 2017, 11.30am - 1.00pm
  • 13 December 2017, 11.30am - 1.00pm
  • 21 March 2018, 11.30am - 1.00pm 

All meetings are held at West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds

Social Care Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) group

Social Care Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) group comprises senior social services leads from the unitary and upper tier local authorities from across the East of England. They meet to share data, practice and details of how practice changes as a result of legal developments. They can initiate and develop projects and are working on delivering a 'Regional Protocol for UASC' which is to be taken up by social care teams, the police and UKBA.

The group's terms of reference are available here

2017/18 meeting dates:

  • 17 January 2017, 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • 26 April 2017, 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • 19 July 2017, 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • 17 October 2017, 11.00am - 12.30pm
  • 23 January 2018, 11.00am - 12.30pm 

All meetings are held at West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds