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South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM)

The South East Strategic Partnership for Migration (SESPM) provides a leadership, co-ordination and advisory function for migration in the South East. SESPM is hosted by South East England Councils, with all SESPM work funded by the Home Office.

2016-17 SESPM Strategic Objectives

1)    Provide an effective, efficient, flexible and high quality means for engagement between the Home Office and local partners to identify, understand, communicate and address migration issues of national and local importance.

2)    Support effective asylum dispersal across the South East

3)    Support the South East to be a hostile environment for the perpetrators of immigration crime, modern day slavery and those who wish to exploit migrants

4)    Develop effective community integration models in the South East and communicate voluntary returns and departure initiatives

5)    Support evidence based policy through monitoring, analysing and reporting trends and impacts relating to the nature and effects of international migration to and from the South East.

Here is our year at a glance and the full SESPM business plan for 2016-17.  Our ‘Introduction to SESPM sheet’ also gives an overview of our work areas and current partners, as does this diagram of of our partnership structure.

In addition to responding to Government proposals and consultations, SESPM also works on topical projects and has previously commissioned occasional research on migration issues. Visit our SESPM topical issues page for more details of recent projects and previous work on skills gaps developing as a result of the cap on non-EU migrant workers.

The work of SESPM is funded by the Home Office. For more information on South East Strategic Partnership for Migration contact Roy Millard at South East Councils – roymillard@secouncils.gov.uk – 01304 872186.