Human Trafficking & Exploitation

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No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

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Covid-19 Recovery Framework

COSLA has produced a framework and supplementary guidance to help Local Authorities determine the support that can be put in place for people with NRPF during the recovery phase of the pandemic.

COSLA Leaders have agreed to prioritise the protection of public health and human rights for all people, irrespective of their nationality, main country of residence or immigration status. The framework is designed to support councils to implement this, and to consider the legal basis for providing support services to people at risk of destitution and rough sleeping as well as to protect the rights of migrants, including EEA Nationals.

The context is changing rapidly, therefore it will be updated – and where necessary reviewed – to reflect any significant policy, public health or operational changes. COSLA will additionally monitor the funding implications for local authorities.

You can access the COVID Recovery Framework and supplementary guidance here.