PARCA chairs the Multi-Agency Forum of providers for refugee and migrant services and will use this to get referrals to the project as well as publicity out. The Multi-Agency Forum helps prevent duplication and leads to effective signposting and cross-referrals.
Multi Agency Forum
Syrian Resettlement Steering Group
In October 2015, the MAF created a steering group called the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Scheme. This was led by PARCA to support the central government decision to resettle Syrian refugees in the face of opposition from those leading Peterborough City Council at that time.
The steering group worked hard to change attitudes with success and an agreement was secured with the newly elected city council in May 2016. Peterborough will now welcome 100 Syrian refugees over the next five years, with appropriate financial aid from Government.