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Good Practice Together - Team Review Findings, Insight Hub, Napier Barracks

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January 18 · Issue #26 · View online
Good Practice Together
This month we share findings from our team review, Insight Hub call-out, Napier Barracks consultation, and vacancies.

Upcoming Events & Courses
  • OISC Level 1 Asylum & Protection* - 24 Jan
  • Labour Migration Law* - 26 Jan
  • Insight Hub Call - Omicron, Homelessness & Afghan Response - 9 Feb
  • OISC Level 2 Asylum & Protection* - 7 to 11 Feb
  • Researching and Using Country of Origin Information* - 18 Feb
  • Disability-Focused Country of Origin Information* - 21 Feb
  • Boundaries & Good Practice - 24 & 25 Feb
  • Researching and Using Country of Origin Information* - 4 Mar
  • Disability-Focused Country of Origin Information* - 4 Mar
  • OISC Level 2 Immigration* - 14 to 18 Mar
  • Labour Migration Law* - 23 Mar
  • OISC Level 1 Immigration* - 21 to 27 Apr
*These courses are restricted to organisations who are FIAP partners. To find out more, managers can contact Daniel Fallon.
NEW: Country of Origin Information with ARC Foundation & Asylos
18 Feb, 21 Feb, 4 Mar
We’re running two courses by ARC Foundation and Asylos. One focuses on the basics of what country of origin information is, when it can be used and its limits, the other is a thematic webinar looking at international protection claims for persons with disabilities.
🗓 Book now
Hub Call-Out
Insight Hub Survey
Deadline: 26 Jan, 5pm
Our latest Hub survey has just launched, and is focused on understanding current key issues including the impact of Omicron, the Covid-19 vaccination programme, homelessness and the Afghan response. We invite all organisations to take part. 
Internal News
A Retrospective: Afghanistan COI Repository 2021
Since the launch of the Afghanistan COI Repository in September 2021:
  • 14 volunteer researchers have given over 200 hours of their time
  • 3,990 unique page views and 1,637 total downloads 
  • 2 partnerships have developed with US legal organisations
“I have just become aware of your wonderful resource and intend to share it widely along with my own research efforts…So grateful for what you and so many others are doing!!” - Cyndy Levy, VECINA & VIISTA - Villanova 
We are delighted Paul Hamlyn Foundation is funding the project in 2022.
Blog: Findings From Our Team Review
Last summer we asked our partners for feedback on our team’s approach, our impact areas, and how we can improve our support offer. We’ve written a blog setting out what you told us and what we plan to do next.
External News
Napier Barracks Planning Application
Consultation deadline: 30 Jan
The Home Office is currently consulting on planning proposals for the continued use of Napier Barracks for eligible asylum seekers whilst their claims are being considered.
Boloh Helpline
Project ends: 31 Mar
Barnardo’s Boloh Helpline is pleased to announce the expansion of their service to support the mental health and wellbeing of adult asylum seekers across the UK. The Helpline will offer advice, signposting, emotional support and 8 free sessions of therapy.
Opportunities
ATLEU - Vacancies
Applications deadline: 24 Jan
ATLEU are recruiting for 2 new roles: a Policy Manager and Engagement and Participation Coordinator. They are looking for dynamic and committed individuals to take on these newly created roles, working closely with ATLEU’s Director.
Action for Refugees in Lewisham - Trustee
Application deadline: 23 Feb
AFRIL is seeking Trustees to join their board and provide governance to their charity. They particularly invite applications from BAME candidates and people with lived experience of the asylum process or irregular migration.
We’d love your feedback
Please get in touch with Lizzie if you have any feedback. We’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading
Stay safe,
The Good Practice & Partnerships Team
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