Victims’ Bill Consultation response

Migrants, particularly those with insecure immigration status, have for a long time been direct victims of multiple crimes, while at the same time facing many barriers that render them unable to report such crimes, access the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and receive support from the police and other statutory agencies. In recent years, we have… Continue reading Victims’ Bill Consultation response

Joint Response to the “Home Office and Police data sharing arrangements on migrant victims and witnesses of crime with insecure immigration status” Review

Data sharing between the police and Immigration Enforcement is an issue that has raised concerns about its impacts on migrant victims and witnesses of crime for years. It forms part of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ that has led organisations such as the Latin American Women’s Rights Service to report a significant increase in the number… Continue reading Joint Response to the “Home Office and Police data sharing arrangements on migrant victims and witnesses of crime with insecure immigration status” Review

Consultation Response to the Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance

As frontline 'by and for' Black and minoritised and migrant organisations we welcome this second round of consultation of the draft domestic abuse statutory guidance. We recognise its importance in addressing the vulnerabilities that victims with insecure immigration status and those subjected to the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) policy face accessing safety and… Continue reading Consultation Response to the Domestic Abuse Act statutory guidance

Step Up Migrant Women responds to clauses to the Domestic Abuse Bill on data-sharing

The Domestic Abuse Bill is in its final stages before Royal Assent. Last night at the House of Commons, Minister Victoria Atkins announced two new clauses to the Bill regarding safe reporting and data-sharing. We welcome the clauses and are pleased to see some progress on ensuring migrant victims' details are not shared with the… Continue reading Step Up Migrant Women responds to clauses to the Domestic Abuse Bill on data-sharing

Migrant women and the Domestic Abuse Bill

Today, the House of Commons will consider the Domestic Abuse Bill the three amendments on migrant women passed with cross-party support by Peers at the House of Lords. If the Government has a real commitment to tackling domestic abuse, provisions of safety must be provided to all victims and survivors without discrimination. Together with Southall… Continue reading Migrant women and the Domestic Abuse Bill