Refugees and asylum seekers

  1. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: position statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas to implement the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

  2. Scotland, the best place to grow up – making it real through rights: easy read

    Child-friendly version of the report setting out progress made in children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  3. Embedding children's rights: position statement

    The report sets out the progress made in relation to children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  4. Students' tuition fee and living cost support - residency criteria change for relocated Afghan nationals: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) results relating to a proposed change to residency criteria for access to tuition fee and living cost support for relocated Afghan nationals.

  5. Universal Periodic Review 2022: Scottish Government Position Statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas since 2017 to respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

  6. No One Left Behind: equality impact assessment - update summary

    No One Left Behind is our approach to transforming employment support in Scotland. It aims to deliver a system that is more tailored and responsive to the needs of people of all ages, especially those who are disadvantaged in the labour market.

  7. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA)for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  8. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention action plan 2022 to 2025: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan - Creating Hope Together - 2022-2025.

  9. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy covering the period from 2022 to 2032.

  10. Scotland's support for displaced people from Ukraine

    This position paper outlines the support that we are offering to displaced people from Ukraine, including an update on the Scottish super sponsor scheme, which is to be paused from 9:00am on Wednesday 13 July 2022.

  11. Ukraine psychological wellbeing advice pack: guidance for Ukrainian arrivals

    This pack provides Ukrainian arrivals to Scotland with advice and resources about psychological wellbeing and where to seek mental health support if it is needed.

  12. Ukraine psychological wellbeing pack: guidance for host families

    This pack provides the hosts of Ukrainian arrivals to Scotland with advice and resources on supporting the psychological wellbeing of the family/person they are welcoming into their home, as well as guidance on taking care of their own mental health.

  13. Ukraine refugee psychological wellbeing pack: guidance for services

    This pack provides advice and resources for services and professionals who will be working with Ukrainian arrivals to Scotland, to support their psychological wellbeing and mental health.

  14. Welcome pack for New Scots

    The New Scots vision is “For a welcoming Scotland where refugees and asylum seekers are able to rebuild their lives from the day they arrive”.

  15. Student support - extending the residency criteria for Ukrainian students: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA) identifying that extending the current student support system would advance opportunities for all Ukrainians who have applied to be settled in Scotland under the relevant schemes. Any indirect discrimination was justified.

  16. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  17. Minister to visit Poland

    Two day trip underlines Scotland's support for displaced people of Ukraine

  18. Adult learning strategy: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the adult learning strategy.

  19. Adult learning strategy: island and communities impact assessment

    Island and communities impact assessment for the adult learning strategy.

  20. Adult learning strategy: fairer Scotland duty summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment for the adult learning strategy.

  21. Adult learning strategy 2022 to 2027

    The Adult Learning Strategy sets out our actions to improve life chances for adult learners across Scotland. It outlines how we will ensure that there are accessible opportunities for adults to learn throughout their lives.

  22. Adult learning strategy: easy read

    An easy read version of the Adult Learning Strategy.

  23. Council Tax discounts protected under Ukraine sponsorship scheme

    Legislation to prevent households paying more.

  24. Safeguarding Ukrainian arrivals

    Free vetting scheme for volunteer hosts.

  25. A Culture Strategy for Scotland

    A Culture Strategy for Scotland shows how important culture is to Scotland’s prosperity and sets the future direction for supporting culture in Scotland.

  26. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  27. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: fourth annual progress report - 2020 to 2021

    Report setting out progress implementing the Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy from 2020 to 2021.

  28. Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  29. Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement 2022-2023

    The Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement (EFSBS) 2022-23 assesses where the Scottish Government is proposing to spend public money and how it aims to reduce inequality. The EFSBS is a supporting document to the Scottish Budget and should be read alongside associated Budget publications.

  30. Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  31. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  32. National guidance for child protection 2021: consultation report

    This report shows the results of the public consultation on the revised national guidance for child protection in Scotland, and our response to the results.

  33. Coronavirus (COVID-19) reducing risks in schools guidance for back to school arrangements: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment - August 2021

    Updated Reducing risks in schools guidance (version 6.0) has been developed in consultation with the COVID-19 Education Recovery Group (CERG) and with the advice of the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues. This document considers the impact of this guidance on the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.

  34. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - experiences of vulnerable children, young people, and parents: research

    This report presents findings from qualitative research conducted with a range of children, young people and parents in vulnerable or seldom heard groups, carried out to explore their lived experiences during and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

  35. Ending destitution together: strategy

    A strategy to improve support for people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) living in Scotland.

  36. Integrating New Scots

    £2.8 million for refugee projects.

  37. National guidance for child protection - revised: consultation

    Consultation on a revised version of the National Guidance for Child Protection to ensure it is consistent with the legislative and policy framework and current practice developments. The current version of the National Guidance for Child Protection was published in 2014.

  38. Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  39. Supporting asylum seekers

    Funding for advocacy support.

  40. Child trafficking guardians: consultation

    A consultation on the implementation of Section 11 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: the appointment and role of independent child trafficking guardians.

  41. Serco plans for lock change evictions in Glasgow

    Communities Secretary writes to UK Immigration Minister.

  42. New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-2022: evidence of integration

    A study of existing evidence on refugee integration in Scotland to support the New Scots strategy 2018-2022.

  43. New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-2022: first year progress report

    Year one progress report.

  44. Support for Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

    Humanitarian Emergency Fund activated.

  45. Supporting asylum seekers

    Funding for housing services.

  46. New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-2022: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment on the New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-2022.

  47. Support for asylum seekers threatened with eviction

    £110,000 for emergency response.

  48. Refugee families

    Support arranged ahead of arrival in Scotland.

  49. Help for refugee dentists to use skills

    Project expanded following success supporting doctors.

  50. New Scots: refugee integration strategy 2018 to 2022

    The New Scots refugee integration strategy sets out an approach to support the vision of a welcoming Scotland.

  51. New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-2022: summary

    Summary of the New Scots refugee integration strategy 2018-22.

  52. New powers to tackle human trafficking

    Trafficking and Exploitation Risk Orders in force.

  53. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: consultation on regulations

    Consultation to inform development of regulations setting out support for adult victims of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

  54. Unaccompanied child refugees

    Joint letter to UK Minister for Immigration.

  55. Next steps on tackling hate crime

    Focus on prevention, raising awareness and improving services

  56. Trafficking and exploitation strategy: equality impact assesment

    Assessment of the effect the human trafficking and exploitation strategy will have on Scottish Government's equality aims.

  57. Human trafficking and exploitation strategy

    Our strategy to work with partners to make Scotland a more hostile place for human trafficking.

  58. Refugee integration strategy

    New Scots report lays foundation for way ahead.

  59. Refugee integration strategy

    New Scots report lays foundation for way ahead.

  60. New Scots: integrating refugees in Scotland's communities 2014-2017 final report: key messages

    A short summary of the report into refugee integration into Scottish communities.

  61. New Scots: integrating refugees in Scotland's communities 2014-2017 final report

    Report on collaborative work which has taken place under the New Scots refugee integration strategy from 2014 to 2017.

  62. Roundtable on unaccompanied children

    First Minister hosts stakeholder meeting.

  63. Inhumane action by the UK Government

    Unaccompanied child refugees welcome in Scotland.

  64. Refugee Doctors Programme

    SG funding supports refugee doctors to re-train to work in NHS Scotland.

  65. Refugee Doctors Programme

    SG funding supports refugee doctors to re-train to work in NHS Scotland.

  66. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 – support for adult victims: consultation

    Seeking views on Section 9(2)(b)(i) of the Act – the length of time for which support and assistance must be given to adult victims of trafficking.

  67. Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015: guide

    Sets out clearly what the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 does.

  68. Action on child refugees

    Partnership working with CoSLA continues.

  69. Language boost for refugees

    Funding to help Syrian refugees settle in their communities.

  70. Refugees milestone

    1,000 refugees welcomed to Scotland.

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