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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 Migration is a rapidly changing field, so the information in the glossary may go out of date at any time.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.


A B C D E F G H I L M N P R S T U V Y
 
Refugee
A person given permission to stay in the UK following their claim for protection under the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
 
Refugee community organisation [RCO]
An organisation that is run by members of asylum and / or refugee community. RCOs are usually small, local and practical in purpose.
 
Refugee Integration and Employment Service [RIES]
A Home Office initiative that ran from 2008-2011 to help those granted Refugee status or Humanitarian Protection become better integrated into British society. See also the archive page: Refugee Integration and Employment Service - Yorkshire and Humber.
 
Refused asylum seeker
An asylum seeker whose claim for protection has been refused, and all their appeal rights have been exhausted.
[Also known as: Failed asylum seeker.]
 
RMP
Regional Migration Partnership. Migration Yorkshire is the RMP for Yorkshire and Humber.
 
Roma
'Roma' is an umbrella term to describe groups of people with similar cultural characteristics including those who describe themselves for example as Roma, Sinti, Gypsies and Kalé. Roma have lived in Europe for over 1,000 years since originally migrating from India and are the largest minority in Europe.


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