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Archived Event: Local Authority Thematic Network Meeting: NRPF

This event has already taken place, and is shown here for information only.

Date: 30 Mar 2021

Time: 12: 00 - 13:00

Venue: Virtual

You can find notes and a recording of this event here.  

You can also find the agreed LA Network Position Statement of NRPF here.

On the 30th of March we held our first Local Authority Thematic Network Forum on No Recourse to Public Funds. 60 participants, made up of council officers and representatives as well as key third sector organisations, joined the meeting to:

  • Set out the context and recent developments (‘Everyone in’)
  • Provide a briefing pack and update on current campaigns
  • Discuss innovative and collaborative practices between Local Authorities and the Third Sector
  • Discuss ideas for a joint Position Statement

Speakers included:

  • Cllr Kevin Bonavia, Chair of City of Sanctuary LAs Steering Group
  • Henry St Clair Miller, Head of the NRPF Network
  • Lucy Smith, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator NACCOM
  • Forward Maisokwadzo, Adviser for Inclusion to the Mayor of Bristol
  • RuthBrown, Legal Director Asylum Justice
  • Ania Tajsiak, COSLA Migration, Population and Diversity Team

The recording and the zoom chat are now available to view 

The proposed joint position statement can be found here, please do let us know if you have any feedback before the 26th April by emailing [email protected]

Other resources that may be of interest can be found below: