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Glossary

We hope you find this glossary useful as a basic guide to terms used within this website. If you would like us to add any words or terms, please let us know. Migration is a rapidly changing field, so the information in the glossary may go out of date at any time. The definitions are not legal definitions, and they do not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should consult a qualified legal adviser.


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Case Resolution Programme [CRP]
A Home Office project to close all asylum cases which pre-date the current asylum system. These are usually cases that began before March 2007. The programme concluded in 2011, and remaining cases are now dealt with by the Case Assurance and Audit Unit.
[Also known as: Legacy Programme.]
 
Clustering / cluster policy
These terms are used in asylum work to refer to placing dispersed asylum seekers in an area in such a way as to ensure that there is an appropriate balance between the number of asylum seekers and the number of the mainstream population in that area; and that the area can support and sustain a number of diverse cultures, and has the appropriate support networks and infrastructure to do this.
 
Cohesion
The way in which different people and groups get on together in a local area.
 
COMPASS [Commercial and operational managers procuring asylum support]
A Home Office contract with providers across different areas of the UK to supply asylum accommodation and support services from 2012.


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