Research Report

Befriending Services for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in Scotland



Scott J, Grant M, Rigby P & Engstrom S (2019) Befriending Services for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in Scotland. Scottish Government / EU Integration Strategy. Stirling: University of Stirling.

In early 2018, the second New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy was published with a vision for Scotland being a welcoming place here refugees and asylum seekers are able to rebuild their lives. The strategy recognised that children and young people required additional support to access the services they need and opportunities to participate in society. This report, stage 1 of a larger project, discusses a proposed befriending model that would support the integration of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people through increased interaction with local communities.

FundersScottish Government
Publication date22/02/2019
Place of publicationStirling

People (3)


Dr Sandra Engstrom
Dr Sandra Engstrom

Lecturer, Social Work

Dr Maggie Grant
Dr Maggie Grant

Senior Research Fellow, Social Work

Dr Paul Rigby
Dr Paul Rigby

Senior Lecturer, Social Work