Our vision, values and aims

Our vision

Our vision is for a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome. A place where women, children and men are protected, find safety and support, have their human rights and dignity respected and are able to achieve their full potential.

Our values

Refugee Empowerment

Refugee empowerment and involvement are at the heart of everything we do.

Refugee Protection

We are committed to upholding refugees’ human rights.


Equality, diversity and human rights are at the core of everything we do.


We are an independent charity. We demonstrate our integrity and our leadership, working in partnership where that will benefit refugees.


We involve and engage communities and the wider public in our work.


We aim for excellence and best quality in all we do, valuing transparency, creativity, participation and learning throughout.


We respect our people. We will enable our staff and volunteers to realise their potential through support and investment.

Our strategic aims

Over the next three years (2017-2020) Scottish Refugee Council will:

  • Campaign and advocate for the rights of refugees and for fair and just legislation and policies.
  • Challenge and improve public attitudes towards refugees.
  • Share our expertise with other agencies working with refugees and with refugee-led organisations in Scotland.
  • Help refugees with the support they need to access their rights.
  • Continue to improve our effectiveness, efficiency and value for money.

Read our full Strategic Plan 2017-2020 which includes our vision, mission, and values.

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