Refugee resettlement

New Scots’ Refugee Integration Strategy

The Aberdeenshire vision for refugee resettlement and integration, is built on the principles of partnership, community development, innovative practice and co-production – putting our new Scots and welcoming communities at the centre of change, action and decision-making.

The Refugee and Asylum Strategic Group, works creatively to build and improve services for new Scots, in a landscape where the growth of third and community sector refugee support in the north east is still in its infancy. Our asset based approach recognises new Scots’ as a power for change and not simply victims of circumstance. 

The 2022 – 2025 Integration Strategy focuses on how locally and nationally, we can improve our understanding and practice, to ensure we achieve successful and progressive life outcomes for new Scots in Aberdeenshire whilst continuously developing and improving our practice. The strategy builds on the key national integration themes and embeds Aberdeenshire in national third sector and governmental improvement planning frameworks, aspirations and visions.

Aberdeenshire Refugee and Asylum Strategic Group partners:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Police Scotland
  • Education
  • DWP
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Third sector
  • Housing
  • Finance
  • Community Learning and Development (CLD)
  • NHS Grampian
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Workers’ Educational Association
  • Educational Psychology
  • Employability
  • Social Work
  • Corporate Communications