East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership

East Midlands Councils hosts the Strategic Migration Partnership for the East Midlands, one of twelve UK partnerships funded by the Home Office. The SMP's within England are:

East of EnglandLondon North EastNorth WestSouth EastSouth WestWest Midlands and Migration Yorkshire.

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland also have SMPs.

The aim of the East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership (EMSMP) is to provide a regional advisory, development and consultation function for member organisations from the statutory, voluntary, community and private sectors - for the co-ordination and provision of advice, support and services for migrants.

EMSMP covers the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. There are three unitary authorities in the East Midlands: Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. 


EMSMP is led by our Regional Migration Board, supported by five task groups; No Recourse to Public Funds, Asylum Dispersal, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC), Anti-Human Trafficking and Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme. Other thematic and geographical sub-groups and workshops will be established by the Regional Migration Board as required. For more information on membership, visit our membership page.


The SMP is supported by a small officer team headed by EMC Executive Director, Interim EMSMP Regional Manager, UASC Policy Officer and a Programme Officer supporting resettlement and UASC respectively. The team, governance and wider partnership is supported East Midlands Councils Corporate Services.


Governance Documents

SMP Business Plan 2019-20


Migration Statistics Quarterly Report

A summary of the latest official long-term international migration statistics for the UK are released every quarter. Data from the Home Office, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) are also included. 

Immigration Statistics 

These statistics are pubished on quarterly and annual statistics relating to those: coming to the UK, extending their stay, gaining citizenship, applying for asylum, and being detained or removed, as well as immigration for work, study and family reasons.