About The North East Migration Partnership

About The North East Migration Partnership

We are a local authority led regional partnership, funded through the Home Office Enabling Grant.

The North East Migration Partnership (NEMP) provides strategic leadership and local support across the North East region, and is hosted by Middlesbrough Council. NEMP works with national, regional and local partners to ensure that the region can deal with, and benefit from, migration.

What do NEMP do?

  • Provide strategic direction and insight on asylum and refugee related issues
  • Provide data, policy and research information
  • Local integration support
  • Guidance on wider migration issues

How does NEMP work?

Middlesbrough Council is the lead authority for the North East Migration Partnership dedicating staffing resources and has been in place since December 2014. The partnership reports directly into the North East’s Chief Executives, Leaders and Elected Mayors.

NEMP support local authorities, which makes up the North East of England, including; Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-On-Tees, Darlington, County Durham, Northumberland, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

The Partnership

North East Migration Partnership also works alongside the National Outcome key principles, which guide the work of local government in the North East, but also reflect that of its broader partners and feedback from the voluntary sector. Focused very much on working together with partners to plan for, deliver and be accountable for the following National Outcomes agreed between the Home Office and Strategic Migration Partnerships nationally:

  • Local authorities and the statutory sector understand the rights, entitlements and responsibilities of migrants within their areas and are able to respond effectively;
  • there is a political and strategic oversight of migration issues from local government across the UK;
  • the UK is a hostile environment to the perpetrators of immigration crimes, and to those who seek to exploit migrants;
  • migration is managed across the UK through effective cross-sector partnerships and structures from a local to a national level;
  • local migration policy is increasingly evidence based reflecting the particular needs of local authorities and communities throughout the UK;
  • asylum dispersal is effectively planned, implemented and resourced with effective partnerships in place across the UK and;
  • migrants are better integrated into local communities.