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Statement on the Racial Equality Strategy, 2015-2025

The Racial Equality Strategy 2015 – 2025 establishes a framework for government departments (and others) to tackle racial inequalities, to eradicate racism and hate crime and along with Together: Building a United Community, to promote good race relations and social cohesion. Please see below a statement on the Racial Equality Strategy 2015-2025, from the Racial Equality Subgroup. Statement on the …

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Inequalities Experienced by Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Traveller People in Belfast Research

Executive Summary and Full Report on the Research, examining the Inequalities experienced by People from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Traveller Communities residing in Belfast. The Executive Summary translated into : Chinese, Arabic, Somali, Romanian and Polish, To obtain copies please email Leish Dolan:  dolanl@belfastcity.gov.uk

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PHA Questionnaire for EM & M Support Organisations

The Public Health Agency is inviting you to complete the Ethnic minority & migrant communities support organisations – emerging issues questionnaire, which will only take 10 minutes to complete. Please submit your response by 16/12/2022. Please see link below which will take you directly to the PHA survey. https://forms.office.com/r/xbCx4DK0xt We have been asked by PHA to help promote the survey.  …

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Young Asylum Seekers And Mental Health Services Podcast

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has released a new podcast exploring unaccompanied refugee minors’ experiences of mental health services and professionals, based on a systematic review of qualitative studies. The podcast discusses methodology used for the review which finds unaccompanied refugee minors often don’t trust mental health professionals, nor do they have a clear perception of …

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Watchdog concerned that airline carriers are stopping some EU and EEA EFTA citizens from travelling

The Independent Monitoring Authority (IMA), which monitors the rights of EU and EEA EFTA citizens after the UK left the EU, has concerns that airline carriers are unnecessarily stopping some citizens from boarding flights. It has written an open letter to all carriers to remind them of the Home Office’s guidance, around what documents citizens need to travel to the …

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Independent Monitoring Authority receives permission for judicial review hearing against Home Office

The High Court has confirmed that the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA) has been granted permission to proceed with its judicial review claim against the Home Office. The application for judicial review is being sought on the basis that the IMA considers the Home Office’s position that citizens who fail to apply for Settled Status before the expiry of their Pre-Settled Status automatically lose their rights, is unlawful. An IMA …

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The Detail – Major rise in hotel use for asylum-seekers

Major rise in hotel use for asylum-seekers: “It feels like we are in a prison” THERE has been a dramatic increase in the number of asylum-seekers staying in hotels in Northern Ireland, leading to calls for an end to such placements. In June 2021, just 14 asylum-seekers in Northern Ireland were staying in hotels. However, by December 2021, The Detail …

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