The APPG on Migration will hold an AGM to re-elect officers and approve expenditures before an event on support provisions for migrant survivors of domestic abuse with No Recourse to Public Funds.
AGM: Wednesday 30th of March 2022, 9:30-09:45 AM.
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Event: Wednesday 30th of March 2022, 10:00-11:10 AM
Victims and survivors of domestic abuse with insecure immigration status face significant barriers to accessing the support and protection they need. The No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) condition means that many are prevented from accessing refuge and other safe accommodation. A recent report by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Safety Before Status, raised concerns that many survivors with NRPF are forced to either stay with the perpetrator of domestic abuse or face homelessness and destitution.
In Spring 2021, the Home Office funded Southall Black Sisters and partners to deliver the £1.5m Support for Migrant Victims pilot. The pilot project will run until the end of March 2022, after which an evaluation will be published to inform decision making from the Home Office about the future provision of support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse with NRPF. With the project coming to an end in March 2022, domestic abuse experts are concerned about the drop off in support for migrant victims with NRPF. Concerns have also been raised that the support available through the pilot is insufficient to meet the needs of all migrant victims and survivors of domestic abuse, with support only available for 300-500 people.
This event will discuss will reflect on the available pathways to support for migrant survivors and look at future provision of support following the end of the Support for Migrant Victims pilot.
- Baroness Lister, Vice-chair of the APPG on Migration
- Rachel Maclean MP, Minister for Safeguarding
- Nicole Jacobs, Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales
- Caroline Nokes MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee and MP for Romsey and Southampton North
- An expert with lived experience of domestic abuse and insecure immigration status.