FOI Request Refugee Resettlement Integration Programme

Request 101001504524

I would like to request the following information.
1)
-The number of refugees resettled in the council area under the Refugee Resettlement Programme between September 2015 and December 2015.
-The number of refugees subsequently settled in the council area following applications to the Home Office to resettle family members of those who arrived between the above dates.
- The number of current pending refugee arrivals.

2)
- A copy of training packs/information issued to councillors and officials regarding refugee resettlement and integration (English lessons etc).
- The number of times integration events have taken place on a gender segregated basis, broken down by date and type of event (ie language lessons).

Request Suspended Pending Clarification 15-05-2017. Clarification Received 16-05-2017. 

Response 01-06-2017

1)-The number of refugees resettled in the council area under the Refugee Resettlement Programme between September 2015 and December 2015.

Answer; 0

-The number of refugees subsequently settled in the council area following applications to the Home Office to resettle family members of those who arrived between the above dates.

Answer: 0

- The number of current pending refugee arrivals.

Answer; 0

 

2)- A copy of training packs/information issued to councillors and officials regarding refugee resettlement and integration (English lessons etc).

Answer;

There were regular weekly  meetings of staff engaged at an operational level from 7th December 2015 till refugee families  arrival in February 2016 and September 2016 both to prepare and provide integrated support across all our partner agencies. Senior Managers attended regular National  SVPRS group meetings in Edinburgh and training from October through till  Dec 2016

Integration material:

7 October 2014L EIA Seminar: http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file96554.pdf

4 September 2015. Press release. Syrian Crisis: Moray ready to play its part. http://www.moray.gov.uk/newsroom/news.html#/pressreleases/syrian-crisis-moray-ready-to-play-its-part-1212917

Equality Introductory Module on CLIVE (Internal online training).Attached

January 2016: staff brief on Syrian Refugees Attached

FAQs, (updated November 2016) http://www.moray.gov.uk/downloads/file102964.pdf

Cultural Orientation Resource Centre; refugees from Syria Attached

“We started life again” Integration experiences of refugee families in Glasgow Attached

Integration Training sessions:

Syrian families: 7 April 2016, 27 May 2016, 3 June 2016, 11 November 2016, 26 January 2017

Social workers: 18 May 2016, 29 June 2016

Foster parents: 18 May 2016

Home care managers: 29 April 2016

EAL staff: 21 February 2017, 21 March 2017, 19 May 2017

Elected Members: 23 May 2017

Refugee support worker and Housing manager sent on Scottish refugee Council Freedom from Torture training course held in Glasgow in January 31st 2016

 

The number of times integration events have taken place on a gender segregated basis, broken down by date and type of event (ie language lessons).

Answer: 0

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