New Scots: Integrating Refugees in Scotland's Communities 2014 - 2017 Final Report

Date: 3rd April 2017
Category: General principles, Refugee , migrant and asylum-seeking children

The New Scots refugee integration strategy was developed through partnership as a three-year strategy by the Scottish Government, COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council.

New Scots' vision is for a Scotland where refugees are able to build a new life from the day they arrive and to realise their full potential with the support of mainstream services; and where they become active members of communities with strong social relationships.

New Scots established a framework to coordinate the efforts of all organisations involved in supporting refugees in Scotland. The strategy has been implemented by a range of partners working across six key thematic areas. This report highlights progress which has been made to improve support for refugees in Scotland. It includes case studies and examples of specific projects and work which has taken place. It also explores the impact of the humanitarian crisis and Scotland's response.