Each of the nine English Regions and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has a Strategic Migration Partnership (SMP) which is equipped to provide the full range of services required with regard to migration issues in their Region.
SMPs in England, Wales and Scotland* coordinate a number of programmes including refugee resettlement under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Schemes (VPRS) and the ESOL arrangements, operation of the National Transfer Scheme for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and providing key engagements and support for the dispersal of asylum seekers.
Key to Reset's work is the connection through SMPs to the whole resettlement portfolio, they can provide a valuable resource for Community Sponsorship Groups to link in to.
More generally they act as a focal point allowing the sharing of expertise, advice and vital information between the Home Office and local government and a full range of public bodies and NGOs.
Each SMP is structured in a way to best meet the needs of the region or country it is based in.
*Contact the Northern Ireland email address above for further details about what schemes are run in Northern Ireland.