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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. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Public sector
Jones (2012) Country research report – United Kingdom Jones (2012) presents research (including a case study of Glasgow) as part of a transnational research project seeking to foster good practice and strategies for promotion of migrant integration at regional and local levels. The study includes discussion of a Migration Policy Toolkit developed by COSLA Strategic Migration Partnership to support Scotland’s local authorities in their efforts to understand migration and its effect on their area. The case study examines Glasgow City Council’s response to integration and highlights their production of welcome packs which have been made available in a variety of languages. Recognition of the important role children play in the integration process is a central finding emerging from the case study. It was found that there was stronger support for new migrants where families had formed social relationships through their children being schooled alongside Scottish born pupils. This support had even extended to community led anti-deportation campaigning. Though such examples are related to asylum seekers, it is argued that the same mechanisms can make a significant contribution to the building of community relationships between other migrant groups and local residents. Read More Visit site Free Glasgow City, UK Academic research