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Aspinall and Watters (2010) Refugees and asylum seekers: A review from an equality and human rights perspective Aspinall and Watters (2010) provide a comprehensive account of issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers within a number of domains including health, education and employment. The report is particularly relevant within a Scottish context as it outlines the situation found in Scotland as part of a section devoted to geographical differences within the UK. Following a brief outline of Scotland’s response to asylum seekers over past decades through the asylum dispersal programme of the UK Government and Glasgow’s principal participation, the authors provide detail of issues concerning housing; destitution; healthcare; integration of asylum seekers and refugees; children and young people; media and public attitudes, before finally touching on some of the differences found between Scottish and UK government policy. See also Ager and Strang (2010) for a study which focuses on refugee integration; Mulvey (2013); and Threadgold and Court (2005). Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Scotland Public sector
Gillespie (2012) Trapped: Destitution and asylum in Scotland This report draws attention to the risk of destitution faced by asylum seekers, who are at their most vulnerable if their asylum claim is refused. Gillespie (2012) explores the issue of destitution through interviews with some of those directly affected alongside survey data, supplemented by focus group and workshop input. The report questions the efficacy of the asylum system and decision-making processes (these are called into question on the basis of the success rate for appealed cases which is relatively high). The study underlines the fact that refusal of an asylum claim leaves many asylum seekers without the right to seek employment and without access to financial assistance, and thus without the mean to support themselves. The report provides an important assessment of the scale and nature of destitution experienced by those within the asylum system, it also provides an insightful account of the impact of destitution on asylum seekers in Scotland, and includes recommendations for moving forward. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker Scotland Third sector