Holistic Integration Report Final June 2016
Evaluation report of year three of the Holistic Integration Service, offering up to twelve months support to people who have been granted Refugee Status, Humanitarian Protection, or Discretionary Leave to Remain following an asylum claim in Scotland. Read the Holistic Integration Report Executive Summary June 2016
The intended aim of this research is to shed light on and provide an original contribution to the understanding of Article 31 (1) in Scotland and the intersection of the UK immigration regime with Scotland’s criminal justice system.
This report explores the impact of Scottish Refugee Council's women’s project in supporting the development of the Refugee Women's Strategy Group and its members, from 2011 to 2016.
Our Family Keywork Service provides advice, advocacy and social integration support to families seeking asylum in Scotland who have at least one child in their household aged 8 or under; as well as to pregnant women. This report shares data from case files as well as various service user involvement and evaluation activities including focus groups and interviews.
Evaluation report of year two of the Holistic Integration Service, offering up to twelve months support to people who have been granted Refugee Status, Humanitarian Protection, or Discretionary Leave to Remain following an asylum claim in Scotland.
Evaluation report of the ‘Refugee Peer Education for Health and Well-being’ programme, developed and piloted by the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde NE Sector Health Improvement Team in collaboration with Scottish Refugee Council.
The first major piece of research on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Scotland. Identifies populations across Scotland potentially affected by female genital mutilation and sets out a number of recommendations for prevention and response interventions.
Evaluation and learning report focusing on the first year (2013 - 2014) of our Holistic Integration Service.
This report investigates the housing experiences of asylum seekers in Glasgow accommodated through the Home Office's COMPASS framework.
Executive summary highlighting key findings and recommendations from asylum accommodation report.
This report investigates the access to maternity care in Glasgow for refused asylum seekers and their children.
An evaluation of the Scottish Guardianship Service, a pilot that assists young, unaccompanied refugees through the asylum process in Scotland. It is delivered in partnership between Scottish Refugee Council and Aberlour Childcare Trust.
This final report is the result of a three-year research study into refugee integration.
This report provides a summary of a three-year research study into refugee integration. It focuses on employment, housing, education and health.
This report aims to stimulate the debate on asylum and refugee policy within the context of the Scottish Referendum on independence in 2014.
This briefing sets out some key points and findings from an evaluation of Scottish Refugee Council’s influencing work between 2008 and 2012. The evaluation assesses whether and how SRC influenced policy, practice and attitudes to refugees and asylum seekers.
Scottish Refugee Council, British Red Cross and Refugee Survival Trust commissioned research from Glasgow Caledonian University’s Scottish Poverty Information Unit. This report unveils the truth about refugee destitution and people's struggle to survive in Scotland.
This practice guidance- a first for the UK - aims to help social workers in Scotland conduct the difficult task of assessing young people seeking asylum.
This guide provides young people with common questions and answers about age assessment.
Findings and report from the Scottish Refugee Policy Forum's annual conference.
This report outlines the evaluation process, approaches taken and identifies the measures of success and outcomes.
Statistical findings from stage one of a three-year study into how refugees and asylum seekers are integrating into life in Scotland. Includes research on how refugees experience housing, employment and communities.
An overview of the first stage in our three-year study on integration among refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
This report is by Scottish Refugee Council, Scottish Women’s Aid, The Scottish Association for Mental Health and Amnesty International Scotland. Human rights are fundamental in meeting the needs of the people that we work with. So we made Freedom of Information requests to 43 public sector bodies, asking them what steps they had taken to comply with Section 6 of the Human Rights Act. This report sets out the responses that we received, and makes recommendations for further action.
Becoming British citizens?
Experiences and opinions of refugees living in Scotland
This research examines the opinions of refugees living in Scotland towards the UK citizenship process and their views on becoming British citizens. It was carried out by Strathclyde University and Scottish Refugee Council.
Literature review updated
We carried out an extensive literature review in winter 2008/2009. We committed to reviewing and cataloguing all research about asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland. This was to ensure that the literature review was not too time specific. This is the first of those updates.
Your inflexible friend: the cost of living without cash
This joint report by the Scottish Refugee Council, the Refugee Council, the Welsh Refugee Council, and the North of England Refugee Service criticises the Azure payment card, which leaves many living in hunger and deprivation.
Read the joint Westminster parliamentary briefing (55Kb PDF)
A study of Black Minority Ethnic (BME) service user distribution
This report provides an analysis of the numbers of people from asylum seeker, refugee and broader BME and migrant communities within Glasgow; the distribution of these communities across the city; and the specific challenges faced by these communities and their needs.
Refugees' Experiences and Views of Poverty
Produced by Glasgow Caledonian University - and commissioned by Scottish Refugee Council - this research paper highlights the ongoing poverty faced by refugees once they gain their staus.
Maintaining Family Unity Throughout the Asylum Support System in Policy and Practice
This report shows how asylum-seeking families who do not arrive in the UK together are being forced to chose between making themselves destitute in order to stay with their chidlren, or to live apart but receive support.
“One day we will be reunited”
Experiences of Refugee Family Reunion in the UK
This report analyses the application process for refugees wishing to be reunited with their families. It highlights many of the barriers to reunion and the need for greater recognition of the right to be reunited.
“Even Among Asylum Seekers We Are The Lowest”
Life on Section 4 Support In Glasgow
This report highlights the problems associated with the cashlessness that living on Section 4 support imposes. It highlights both the length of time that people are surviving on Section 4 support and the problems associated with such a life.
Asylum-seeking women: violence and health
This study, by Scottish Refugee Council and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, reveals high levels of violence, depression and stress amongst asylum-seeking women. The report shows that women experience violence at all stages of the refugee journey.
Navigating the maze: Refugee routes to housing, support and settlement in Scotland
This research focuses on refugees’ experiences of accessing suitable accommodation. It was commissioned by Scottish Refugee Council and Access Apna Ghar Housing Association. It was carried out by Heriot Watt University and the Market Specialist.
The Scottish Refugee Council Literature Review highlights much of the research conducted in terms of asylum and refugee policy in Scotland. The report seeks to identify major themes and gaps which exist within the field.
The Second Destitution Tally: An indication of the extent of destitution among asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and refugees
The Asylum Support Partnership, of which we are a member, has produced a second policy report on destitution among asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers and refugees.
Sanctuary- Mosaics of Meaning: Exploring Asylum Seekers and Refugees Views on the Stigma Associated with Mental Health Problems
Research undertaken with asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow to explore patterns of stigma, discrimination and identify solutions to address these. We participated in the focus group sessions conducted by researchers at Positive Mental Attitudes.
Access to legal advice for dispersed asylum seekers: Impact report
This short report by the Asylum Support Partnership, of which we are a member, examines the experiences of support agencies accessing the legal advice for dispersed asylum seekers throughout the UK.
They think we are nothing
A survey of destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland
This research captures a snapshot of the number of destitute asylum seekers and refugees presenting to voluntary sector agencies in Scotland during a one-month period. It also looks at their experiences and at what led to them becoming destitute.
This is a good place to live and think about the future: The needs and experiences of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Scotland
This research, conducted in conjunction with the Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society, looks at the needs and experiences of unaccompanied or separated asylum seeking children in Scotland.