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Refugee Action’s fantastic Good Practice Newsletter

In complete violation of our own editorial code (it’s not Leeds specific), we present the first edition of Refugee Action’s Good Practice newsletter.

We’re posting it in the hope that you will subscribe, so we no longer have to rip off the content and break our own rules.   

Resources, training and guidance to further our goal of supporting your outstanding work.
New – Good Practice Website
We’ve launched a new website. It builds on the work of the Coronavirus Asylum Handbook, to help you adapt to the Covid-19 crisis.

So far, the website includes ideas and guidance for organisations making Destitution Payments. It also includes Information and Data Hub bulletins.

🌐 Visit the website

Training – GDPR & Cyber Security Webinar
Tuesday 9th June, 9.30 – 12

Are you working remotely using tools like Zoom and WhatsApp, but are unsure if you’re meeting GDPR best practice?

Join this webinar with DLA Piper Lawyers to help understand how to protect the privacy and data of your clients. Limited places available to our partners.

🗓 Book your place

Training – OISC Level 1
June / July

We’re providing Immigration and Asylum & Protection training courses to develop your legal knowledge of immigration.

Courses are available to our partner organisations. If you’re not from a Frontline partner organisation, please email James Conyers to find out more.

🗓 Book your place

Training – Boundaries & Good Practice

Learn what is and isn’t immigration advice, so you can do as much as possible without crossing that boundary. Plus, learn how to support clients to access legal services and what you can do when things go wrong. Places limited.

🗓 Book your place

Get involved – Service Delivery Research
Alongside our digital partners, SIDE Labs, we’re working with a small group of partner organisations to build on, adapt and further rethink service redesign. We’ll explore how to integrate remote delivery with transitioning back to some face to face.

Email Lora to get involved or join our online show & tell, Wednesday 1st July 10-11am. We’ll share our learnings and guidance, which will live on our new website.

📨 Email Lora Evans

Resource – Funding Opportunities
Interested in Covid-19 funding opportunities? Then take a look at the Funding section Coronavirus Asylum Handbook.

🧮 See Covid-19 funding available

Survey – Information and Data Hub
Our aim is to produce regular bulletins that present the latest UK-wide picture of the key issues that people in the immigration system are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s a brief description of the objectives. Take the survey (closes Monday 8 June, linked below) or arrange a 1-to-1 interview.

🗳 Take the survey

Survey – Dealing with Data, Privacy and Tech
The Open Rights Group is running a survey with the immigration sector, to help understand its needs and capacities to deal with data, privacy and the use of new technologies. Read more about this work.

🗳 Take the survey

Blog – Big Challenges Covid-19 Poses
We spoke with 40 partner organisations and discovered the the 5 biggest challenges Covid-19 poses to the asylum and refugee sector.

🗞 Read the blog

We’d love your feedback
This was our first update. In these newsletters, we’ll be sharing a taster of useful resources and training to support your phenomenal work.

Get in touch with Julie if you have any feedback. We’d love to hear from you.

📨 Email Julie Mansfield

Thanks for reading
Stay safe,

The Good Practice & Partnerships team

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