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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.

Read our full Strategic Plan 2020-2023.

Our values

Respect and dignity

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect, dignity and empathy. We respect our people and invest in our staff and volunteers to help them realise their potential.

Empowering and enabling

We value people’s lived experiences and we seek to empower people to access and exercise their rights, and enable them to participate fully in their new homes and communities.

Courageous and resilient

We are an independent charity committed to upholding refugees’ human rights. We are courageous and resilient when advocating for refugee rights.

Creative and transparent

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

Our strategic aims

Over the next three years (2020-2023) Scottish Refugee Council will:

  • grow our role to support refugees and communities across Scotland and outwith Glasgow, based on learning from recent projects.
  • increase the engagement of refugees in our work, including in leadership and governance roles, to ensure refugee experience is at the heart of everything we do.
  • seek to build deeper partnerships with the private sector so that refugees have access to the labour market, are able to start businesses and use their skills to thrive in their new homes.
  • focus on building the well-being of our people (staff and volunteers) especially promoting equality and diversity, and ensure our values are lived in all our work internally and externally.
  • listen and make space to learn from refugees, our own experience, our partners and funders so we can continue to improve what we do and how we do it.

Read our full Strategic Plan 2020-2023.

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