Date lodged: 2 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that Syrian refugees receive the support required under the refugees action plan, and what plans it has to review whether the support offered by the assigned integration support teams is meeting their needs.
Answered by: Angela Constance 12 October 2017
The operation of refugee resettlement schemes is reserved to the UK Government and managed by the Home Office. Support for refugees arriving under the Syrian Resettlement Programme is provided by local authorities, who report to the Home Office on delivery of the programme in their areas.
The New Scots refugee integration strategy provides a framework for the integration of all refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. The Scottish Government is working with COSLA and the Scottish Refugee Council and a wide range of other partners to develop the next New Scots strategy for publication in early 2018.