Scottish Refugee Council
Concerns raised after refugee family housed in derelict estate
A charity is raising fears about asylum accommodation after a traumatised refugee family was housed on the edge of a notoriously derelict and abandoned estate in Port Glasgow.
Home Office bill will “scythe” protections for trafficking victims in Scotland, lawyers warn
The bill, which could see trafficking survivors detained indefinitely or deported to Rwanda, was a “gift to traffickers”, they claimed.
Police Scotland reported sexually exploited children to immigration enforcement
Police Scotland passed the details of over two hundred victims of crimes to Home Office immigration enforcement teams in a two year period, including sexually exploited children and women who’d been physically attacked and trafficked.
Concern raised over homeless migrant families, after children forced to sleep in a car
Migrant and refugee children have been left homeless – with one family of five, including a pre-school child, forced to sleep in a borrowed car in Glasgow – due to disputes between the Home Office and local authorities about who is responsible for their welfare.
Asylum seekers facing second Christmas in hotels ‘abandoned’ by the system
Asylum seekers – who are spending their second Christmas without having their claim for sanctuary considered and living in a hotel – say they have been “abandoned by the system”, with some reporting feeling suicidal.
Glasgow City Council criticised over free bus passes for asylum seekers
A charity that helps torture survivors has accused Glasgow City Council of failing to provide young asylum seekers and refugees with free bus passes and depriving them of a “vital lifeline” during the cost-of-living crisis.
Thousands held in immigration detention by Police Scotland
Over 3,000 people – including asylum seekers and trafficking survivors – have been held in Scottish police cells for up to 72 hours under immigration powers over the last five years.
Escalating asylum seeker deaths prompt calls for inquiry
An escalating number of deaths in the asylum system are being “brushed under the carpet” it has been claimed, as data obtained from the Home Office shows that ten asylum seekers have died in Scotland since May 2020.
Seeking safety: Rwanda deportation case to be heard in Scottish courts
A Syrian father of three, who fled for his life and was facing deportation by the Home Office to Rwanda, is now fighting for his right to claim asylum through the Scottish courts.