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This national guidance for Scottish councils sets out the current legal framework and good practice to assist local authorities in meeting their statutory duties and delivering an effective service response when working with people who have no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
The national guidance was first published in 2019 and further updated in August 2023. It provides the following:
  • General guidance about the issues a local authority officer would need to consider when working with migrant individuals and families in Scotland.
  • Information for people working in all sectors, who need to establish a migrant individual or family’s support options and entitlement to services.
  • Supplementary guidance that must be followed by social workers and other professionals, for example, when assessing a child’s needs.
  • Examples of good practice and guidance with regards to  responding to the needs of destitute migrant individuals and families with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)