COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (2011) Policy Toolkit
The COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership (2011) Policy Toolkit was developed in response to a need to counter the demographic challenges faced by Scotland’s ageing population. The authors provide a toolkit which is aimed at facilitating a more targeted and strategic local authority response to migration. The toolkit is also intended to be sufficiently flexible to enable authorities to meet the specific needs of their area. While recognising the measures local authority and community partners have already implemented, the toolkit provides local government and community planning partners with further advice on how they can benefit from migration, provide guidance on welcoming migrants into their local authority area and, how to meet service and access requirements in order to encourage long term settlement. The toolkit encourages Community Planning Partnerships to optimise the structures they have in place for the implementation of a strategic approach to migration. This toolkit will be of use to local authorities or other organisations who are working towards integration of existing migrant groups as well as to those specifically developing strategies to attract new migrants to their area.
COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership. (2011) Policy Toolkit. Available from http://migrationscotland.org.uk/migration-matters-…