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*Latest News* Warwick LinC and the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group release report on healthcare in Immigration Removal Centres

Warwick Law in the Community, working in partnership with Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, have published: The Right to Community Equivalent Healthcare in Immigration Removal Centres: A Public Law Analysis of Systemic Issues in the Inspection Regime.

Anyone who is detained by the state is entitled to receive health care which is equivalent in quality to that enjoyed in the wider community. For many years there has been a persistent and consistent concern about the quality of healthcare in immigration removal centres (IRCs), but the findings of statutory inspections have tended to find provision to be satisfactory.

This report asks whether there are systemic elements of the inspection scheme which inhibit its ability to apply the community equivalence principle. Drawing on work undertaken by LinC's Strategic Public Law Clinic between January 2020 and November 2021, it makes comparisons between the scheme used by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to quality assess community healthcare provision and that adopted to respond to the overlapping responsibilities of the CQC and His Majesty Inspectorate of Prisons for inspecting healthcare in IRCs.

Its recommendations call for fundamental reform not only to operational processes for gathering and analysing evidence, but also to the underpinning regulations which currently prevent the CQC from applying a ‘community equivalent’ approach.

Mon 07 Nov 2022, 15:05 | Tags: law in the community News Social Justice

LinC Volunteering Opportunities with the Strategic Social Justice Clinic and the Immigration and Asylum Clinic at the Central England Law Centre

Warwick Law in the Community (LinC) is pleased to collaborate with the Central England Law Centre (CELC) to offer students exciting volunteering opportunities with the Strategic Social Justice Clinic (SSJC) as well as the Immigration and Asylum Clinic (I&A) this academic year.

Students are welcome to join our MS Teams information session on Monday 3 October 2022 between 2-3pm to learn more about LinC and this year’s opportunities with the team at CELC. The link to join this session will be sent to all Law students via email.

If you have any questions about the opportunities, please email WarwickLinC@warwick.ac.uk

Read more about the opportunities and how to apply here.

Fri 23 Sep 2022, 21:33 | Tags: Opportunity law in the community Social Justice

Apply to join the 2022/23 School Tasking Team

Last year the Law School ran a pilot of our hugely successful School Tasking outreach project. We are now looking for volunteers to join our 2022/23 project team.

You will help to design and develop materials for this year’s project and deliver School Tasking workshops in local Widening Participation primary schools. More information about the project can be found here.

This role will begin on 10 October 2022 and end by 26 May 2023. More information and how to apply can be found here.

Fri 23 Sep 2022, 21:14 | Tags: Opportunity School Tasking

Warwick LinC Summer 2022 Internship Opportunities

This summer Warwick LinC is offering  five new paid internship opportunities:

Strategic Public Law Internship - Central England Law Centre
Public Law Team Internship - Central England Law Centre
Legal Information, Research and Evaluation Internship - Law for Life: The Foundation for Public Legal Education
Coventry Independent Advice Service Internship – Coventry Independent Advice Service
Immigration and Asylum Internship - Central England Law Centre

All current and past volunteers with Warwick LinC programmes (Strategic Public Law Clinic, CELC’s Immigration and Asylum Clinic, School Exclusions Project) and undergraduate students who have completed the Public Legal Education Module are eligible to apply. You must be based in the UK whilst working as an intern on these projects. For more information on each internship and details of how to apply, see here.

Thu 24 Mar 2022, 14:26 | Tags: Opportunity law in the community

Volunteering Opportunity with the Strategic Public Law Clinic – Rights in Food Justice Project

Warwick Law in the Community (LinC) is pleased to collaborate with the Central England Law Centre (CELC) to offer students a new volunteering opportunity with the Strategic Public Law Clinic (SPLC) on the Rights in Food Justice project.

If you missed the information session to learn more about the project (11/03/22), you can view the recording hereLink opens in a new window.

If you have any other questions about the opportunities, please email WarwickLinC@warwick.ac.ukLink opens in a new window.

Read more about the opportunity here.

Mon 07 Mar 2022, 14:21 | Tags: Opportunity law in the community News

Volunteering Opportunity with Warwick Law in the Community: School Exclusions Film Project

Warwick LinC have recently been approached by Warwickshire County Council to explore the issues surrounding school exclusions, and what could be done to support families and pupils going through this process to better understand their rights and advocate for themselves.

Students are welcome to join our MS Teams information session on Friday 19th November between 12 – 12:30pm to learn more about the project.

If you have any other questions about the opportunity, please email WarwickLinC@warwick.ac.uk

Read more about the opportunity and how to apply here.

Fri 12 Nov 2021, 10:57 | Tags: Opportunity News

Volunteering Opportunities with the Strategic Public Law Clinic and the Immigration and Asylum Clinic at the Central England Law Centre

Warwick Law in the Community (LinC) is pleased to collaborate with the Central England Law Centre (CELC) to offer students some exciting volunteering opportunities with the Strategic Public Law Clinic (SPLC) as well as the Immigration and Asylum Clinic (I&A).

Students are welcome to join our MS Teams information session on Monday 4th October between 4-5pm to learn more about LinC and this year’s opportunities with the team at CELC.

If you have any other questions about the opportunities, please email WarwickLinC@warwick.ac.uk

Read more about the opportunity here.

Mon 27 Sep 2021, 12:38 | Tags: Opportunity News

Congratulations to our summer 2021 Interns

Congratulations to Brianna Underwood, Alex Reay, Alex Iseghohi Okoibhole, Lily Bowater and Eve Smith, our summer 2021 interns.

Brianna, Alex and Alex will be working with Central England Law Centre teams on some exciting projects dealing with Public Law and Human Rights issues, Rights in Peril in the community and the setting up and running of 'Litigants in Person' evaluation study. Lily and Eve will be working with the LinC Team and Warwickshire County Council Education Entitlement Team to look at developing a School Exclusions pilot project where LinC students and the CC will look to develop support for children and families in this area. The projects will take place over June and July and we very much look forward to updating you on what's been achieved later in the Summer.

Our project partners were impressed by the incredibly high standard of applications this year. Thanks to everyone who took part.


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