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B-MAG Annual Report 2019
Whilst during 2019 the crisis facing people in migration continued across the world, perhaps with less media attention than in the immediately preceding years, in the UK the issues of bordering, belonging and the conflict between inclusive and excluding paradigms were totally unavoidable. Brexit had become the headline and text, a theatre for the playing out of competing views of the aspirations for society; the maxim of ‘taking back control’ seeking to turn back the development of globalisation and internationalism, open borders, free movement of people and trade. UK national policy has become clearly paradoxical. On the one hand, the UK hostile environment constructs migrants and refugees as a threat to the security and social cohesiveness of the nation, yet it also participates, as a signatory to the United Nations 2018 Global Compact on Refugees, in an international system to protect and support migrants and refugees within a humanitarian approach and a human rights framework. Click here to view full report

B-MAG Annual Report 2018
When launching the BME-Migrant Advisory Group (B-MAG) in January 2017 we identified the effects of negative narratives about migration as a key factor that needed to be challenged. This is a difficult task in a year when the ‘hostile environment’, the Windrush scandal, and the Channel migrant crossings, alongside the divisiveness of the Brexit debates. Both in the UK and internationally, the climate suggests a persistent – indeed growing – crisis about how to overcome fear and hatred in relating to others, and across differences; recognising therefore our common humanity. Click here to view report

B-MAG Annual Report 2017
The first annual report of the BME-Migrant Advisory Group; Safeguarding Children and Young People (B-MAG) describes how the Group was set up, its aims and objectives, how it works and the work that has been undertaken during this first year. We also describe how we see the work of the group progressing during 2018. Click here to view report

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