Our SRMC aims to better refugee and migrant children’s access to protection and rights in all spheres of their lives. We use our expertise to provide a child-centred legal service which specifically focuses on the areas where refugee and migrant children find it difficult to realise their rights, including in the immigration/asylum and child care system systems. We also deliver specialist second-tier advice, as well as training and outreach, to better societal and professional understanding of refugee and migrant children’s rights.
Scottish Guardianship Service
The Scottish Guardianship Service (SGS) is a Scottish Government-funded service operated by Scottish children’s charity Aberlour in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council. We feel that it is important for our service and SGS to combine our skills and expertise for the increasing numbers of migrant children seeking protection in Scotland. We streamline our respective advocacy and legal advice services to provide an efficient, best practice model which maximises our resources. We also provide a 2nd tier advice service for Guardians to assist them in their broad and demanding role supporting children and young people through multiple protection processes.
Hear more about this collaboration in action from our own Andy Sirel and the Scottish Guardianship’s Megan Rothnie below.