New Scots: Refugee Integration Strategy – Engagement Launch
26 June 2017
New Scots: Refugee Integration Strategy - Engagement
Yesterday the Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security
and Equalities launched engagement to inform development of the
next New Scots refugee integration strategy.
We are asking organisations and community groups to help us
shape the new strategy by hosting engagement events to discuss the
issues facing refugees, asylum seekers and the communities they
settle in. Events can be specifically planned for this
engagement, however they could also be part of an existing event or
it could be the topic for discussion of a group that meets
New Scots partners have developed resources, including a
facilitation guide, to help plan and run events. Feedback
from events can then be submitted by an online survey which is
available, with the downloadable resources, at: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/equality-unit/new-scots
Events should take place by 7 September and feedback be returned
by 15 September 2017. We are encouraging events to be held
early and for feedback to be returned promptly, this will help us
when bringing everyone's views together.
To help reduce barriers to participation, particularly for
refugees and communities, there is a small grants fund to help
support events run by community groups and small charities.
Scottish Refugee Council are managing this fund on behalf of the
Scottish Government, and more information is available on their website.
Applications can be made to help with venue, refreshment, travel,
childcare, interpreter and translation costs.
If you need any further information about the engagement, please
Source - The Scottish Government