Policy and research


We're constantly pushing for changes at Westminster and Holyrood to improve the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.

Our policy responses explain what we think about current or proposed policy and legislative changes by the UK or Scottish Governments, the EU or other public bodies.

We use our research and direct experiences of working with refugees and people seeking asylum to say how these impact, or may impact, on their lives. We often submit these responses to public consultations or inquiries.

We’re also here to ensure Scotland plays its role in meeting the UK’s legal and humanitarian obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Read our policy responses.


Our research reports are based on studies carried out by ourselves or in conjunction with other organisations. They look at the critical issues faced by asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland, covering the key areas of protection, integration and welfare. Our research backs up our lobbying and campaigning work.

Read our research reports.

Want to help?

We’re always keen to raise awareness of our current campaigns and meet people who’d like to help us bring about political change. Together we can make life better for refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland.

Check out our campaigns section to find out what you can do.