Tag Archives: Asylum Blog

Resist introduction of CONNECT tool

UNISON have established that the ‘CONNECT’ tool is being used by Council social work staff in Edinburgh and Glasgow when faced with requests for assistance by those in ‘NRPF’ situations (see the guide). This purchased privately provided computer programme enables information sharing between local authorities and Home Office immigration agencies. On the possibly helpful side […]

Should Social Workers Be Part of the Immigration System and Border Control?

UNISON along with SASW and refugee support organisations are concerned at reports from England that social workers are being asked to share information on anyone who approaches them for help whose immigration status might be uncertain. A computerised programme called CONNECT is being widely deployed with the expectation that social work staff enter details which […]

Refugee and asylum blog launched

This page will feature occasional blogs to give news, advice and support to social work members on refugee and asylum issues. UNISON Scotland and Scottish Association of Social Work have launched a legal guide Refugee and Asylum in Scotland: Social work support a human right not an administrative burden to provide social workers with the […]

Refugee and Asylum Blog

UNISON Scotland and Scottish Association of Social Work have launched a legal guide Refugee and Asylum in Scotland: Social work support a human right not an administrative burden to provide social workers with the legal advice and information they need to ensure  asylum seekers get services they are entitled to. It updates the ground-breaking first […]