This workshop was focused deepening our understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by refugees who have resettled in Scotland. It shared the findings from two new What Works Scotland research reports which looked at how public services are responding to meeting the needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

This workshop, organised in collaboration with Save the Children, was part of our contribution to Refugee Festival Scotland. It examined how Scotland’s public services are responding to meeting the needs of refugees and asylum seekers as they seek to resettle in Scotland.

This event aimed to deepen our understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by refugees who have been resettled in Scotland. It drew on research that has examined the resettlement of adults and children with a focus on both place and on a specific policy arena, education. It looked at the experiences of both refugees and those who work with refugees in accessing and participating in the local community, health and social care and how the services they receive impact on their wellbeing.

The event was an opportunity for people to learn about the experiences and perspectives of refugees from across Scotland and those who work with them. It contextualised their experiences and examined the background to refugee resettlement, with a particular focus on refugees from Syria.

The purpose of the event was to be a catalyst for dialogue and collaborative action in support of refugee resettlement.

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Reports

We launched two new What Works Scotland research reports as part of this event:

The research for these two reports draws mainly on engagement with the Syrian refugee population in Scotland however the second report on educational needs and experiences, co-funded by Save the Children, also includes evidence from refugees and asylum-seeking families from other nationalities.

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Details: Event took place on Wednesday 20 June 2018 – World Refugee Day – at The Lighthouse in Glasgow

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