Freedom From Torture
Roots to Return
Roots to Return has been set up in response to the noticeable increase in the UK Home Office’s use of their ‘Deport Now, Appeal Later’ policy, and its expansion to all immigration cases, with individuals only able to exercise an appeal right once removed from the UK. Roots to Return offers support regarding a number of barriers to justice – including no access to legal representation, lacking funds, difficulty communicating with family members remaining in the UK, lack of understanding of the appeal process and generally struggling to survive in the country they were removed to. Roots to Return is also committed to supporting families forced to go through this ordeal and aims to provide high levels of practical support to families remaining in the UK.
Scottish Refugee Council
We work to: (i) Offer direct advice services to people seeking asylum and refugees; (ii) Conduct detailed policy work, which aims to influence policy makers in both Scotland and the UK and bring the issues that matter to those seeking refuge in Scotland to the fore; (iii) Produce regular research, co-ordinating both in-house projects and collaborations with leading researchers in the field of asylum; (iv) Support organisations in the community working with, or run by, refugees and asylum seekers, enabling them to have a voice at all levels in Scottish society; (v) Raise the profile of asylum in Scotland and in the UK through our communications work, which includes supporting asylum seekers and refugees to have a voice in the media; (vi) Organise a comprehensive programme of training events and seminars for individuals and organisations working with refugees or people seeking asylum; (vii) Ensure that the voices of refugee and asylum seeking women in Scotland are heard, supporting women to engage with decision makers and service providers on key policy issues that impact on their lives in Scotland.