Here to Stay?
Identity, citizenship and belonging
among settled Eastern European migrant
children and young people in the UK
Resources
SERVICE PROVIDERS CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FAMILIES
POLICY AND LEGISLATION
Cosla: Strategic Migration Partnership website with a wealth of information. Under the heading ‘Migration information centre’, see  a document listing migrants’ entitlement to services called ‘Establishing Migrants’ Access to Benefits and Local Authority Services in Scotland’

Children in Scotland: National agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.

Scotland Against Racism: Scottish Government anti-racist campaign

Convention on the Rights of the Child: full text (UN website)

Coram: children’s legal centre. Has migrant children’s pages and free legal advice

Equality and Human Rights Commission (Scotland): champions equality and human rights for all in Scotland (thus does not focus only on ethnicity and racism, but on all forms of discrimination) Contains a vast number of publication available for downloading

Girfec Lanarkshire: wealth of resources to illustrate and implement the Girfec approach

National Guidance for Child protection: Scottish government website

Citizens Bureau: young people rights in Scotland

Joined-up working: Scottish government guidelines on integrated delivery of services

Highland Children’s Forum: information and material for the inclusion of children’s voices in policy making. A wealth of ideas and materials for working with young people

My World Triangle: interactive tool for children and young people to get a personalised version of the My World Triangle

Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People: children and young people website. Information, links and resources

My World Triangle: interactive tool for children and young people to get a personalised version of the My World Triangle

Talent Scotland: information for workers moving to Scotland. Includes information on living in Scotland, visa requirements, work and industry and also a link to the e-magazine ‘Welcome to Scotland’

Childcare Scotland: directory of childcare provision in Scotland. Look up your area by post-code and type of provision needed.

Scottish Refugee Council Directory: Links to useful websites, from legal and financial advice to links to arts and culture. Has a section on children and young people

Citizens Advice Bureau: use search engine for information on work, services, and entitlement for migrants

Parenting across Scotland: information and support for families across Scotland

HEALTH
Guide to NHS entitlement: Scottish government guidelines to entitle to NHS treatment for overseas visitors

Health Protection Agency: Migrants and the NHS. Entitlement to care

NHS Scotland: information on how to use the NHS. Videos available in several languages

Health Rights Information Scotland: information on health rights in Scotland. Translated in several languages

EDUCATION
National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum: national website for English as an Additional Language. A wide range of publication, links, information and resources

Enquire: Scottish advice services for children with additional learning needs

Little linguist: UK retailer specialising in material for language learning and foreign-language products

Mantra Lingua: online retailer. Offers children’s books in many languages, videos, software, etc.

Many Things: free online games and puzzles for students of English as an additional language. Children and young people

EAL Toolkit: available from the TES website. Log-in necessary

Dual language posters: posters in several languages. Free download

Aberdeenshire EAL: information and material for EAL by Aberdeenshire council

Languages without limits: non-profit website for language teachers. EAL page and links

Linguanet: online multilingual resource centre for foreign language learning. Offers self-assessment tools, resources and support. Adults or young people

Many Things: free online games and puzzles for students of English as an additional language. Children and young people

Linguanet: online multilingual resource centre for foreign language learning. Offers self-assessment tools, resources and support. Adults or young people

Multicultural Family Base: Edinburgh umbrella group for project and community services. Provides services to BME families throughout the city (education; anti-racist support, art, etc.)

Choosing a School: Scottish government guide for parents on how to choose a school in Scotland.

CULTURE LEISURE SPORT
New to Edinburgh: website with information and links on living in Edinburgh for newly arrived individuals

Living in Glasgow: Glasgow city council page. Contains links to brochures for migrant workers in several languages

Aberdeen libraries: information for migrant communities on Aberdeen library services

Aberdeen Leisure, Culture and Tourism: Aberdeenshire pages on museums, sports, outdoor pursuits, leisure, arts, etc.

Young Scot: (for children and young people 11 to 26) information for young people in Scotland and on how to get a Young Scot card that gives access to discounts and offers

Kids Edinburgh: information on activities and days out in Edinburgh

Kids Glasgow: information on activities and days out in Glasgow

Glasgow Kidz Card: (for children 5 to 11)information on how to apply for a Glasgow Kidz Card and on the offers and discounts it gives access to

Kids go free: Scotrail website with information on free travel for children and on fund days out for the family

Fun things to do with kids: links to ideas for day trips and activities all over Scotland

Family days out: UK wide website with information on fun days out for the whole family. Click on map for information on a particular area

HOUSING
The Housing and Migration Network: A JRF project. Offers several publications useful for services in the public and volunteer sector. One of their publications (Housing and Migration) was published quite recently and has up to date and clear information on entitlement to housing support for different types of migrants (incl. asylum seekers and refugees)

Housing Rights Information: details of rights to housing for a variety of cases, including refugees, asylum seekers, EEA nationals, etc.

Housing Rights Information: details of rights to housing for a variety of cases, including refugees, asylum seekers, EEA nationals, etc.

Positive Action in Housing: Glasgow-based charity (but advice and information available for the whole of Scotland). Deals with issues of homelessness and destitution. Offers regular drop-ins and surgeries (times and dates available on website) throughout Glasgow.