About the North East Migration Partnership

What does NEMP do?

The North East Migration Partnership (NEMP) works with national, regional, and local partners to ensure that the North East can deal with, and benefit from, migration.

We provide:

  • strategic direction and insight on asylum and refugee related issues
  • data, policy, and research information
  • local integration support
  • guidance on wider migration issues

How does NEMP work?

We are a local authority-led regional partnership, funded through Home Office and Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities grants.

Middlesbrough Council is the lead authority for the North East Migration Partnership. It has been in place since December 2014.

We support the North East’s councils: County Durham, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-On-Tees, and Sunderland.

We report directly into the North East’s chief executives, leaders, and elected mayors.

The Partnership

The 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. NEMP is focused 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:

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