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Refuge and Asylum in Scotland - Guidance on no recourse to public funds

This guidance was first issued in 2006 in order to provide a framework for ethical practice to SASW and UNISON members in Scotland who are social work and social care practitioners providing a service to asylum seeker families with children, or to unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Since then the issues that underlie the movement of peoples from their homelands to other parts of the world have escalated and increasing numbers of migrants are seeking refuge in Europe from wars and economic disaster. This updated and very brief document will provide some underlying general guidance and signpost to other more detailed information sources. It should provide a useful tool for negotiating with employers to ensure that the right resources are put in place, including awareness training and staffing.