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Vacancy: Director: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives (OPEL) 41k

Big job in #thatLondon The Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives (OPEL) is a new project that brings together & builds on the successful work of Still Human Still Here & Regional Asylum Activism (RAA). OPEL will support local organisations & networks to inform & change attitudes about asylum seekers & refugees & campaign for positive change to the asylum system. […]

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Asylum Statistics Q2 2016

via Mike at Still Human, Still Here Applications In Q2, there were 7,810 asylum applications, compared with 8,228 in Q1 Decisions: There were 6,185 initial decisions in Q2, of which 29% were grants of asylum (1,794) and 1% were grants of HP/DL* (49). This compares with 6,644 initial decisions in Q1, of which 30% were grants […]

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DBS Checks – when was the last time you checked?

DBS checks are an important part of many organisations’ safeguarding arrangements. But when was the last time you checked if your volunteer or staff roles are DBS-able? Remember, it’s on offence to conduct a DBS check on role which does not require one.   Here’s a helpful online tool to help you check. It’s written […]

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STAR is recruiting ESOL professionals to support English Conversation Clubs for refugees in Birmingham, Leeds and Cardiff (3 posts)

Salary: £20 per hr Hours: 20-25 hours in total (initially) Duration: 1st Oct 2016– 1st February 2017 (initially) STAR (Student Action for Refugees) is the national network of thousands of students welcoming refugees to the UK, through awareness raising, campaigning, volunteering and fundraising. STAR student volunteers provide English Conversation Clubs at a number of locations across the UK […]

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Safeguarding Week – 17th – 23rd October 2016

Leeds Safeguarding Children Board are keen to hear about any safeguarding activities happening during Safeguarding Week – that week and they will publicise them – covers both adults and childrens’ with LSCB coordinating it all. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work that you do to protect and safeguard the children, young people […]

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