Syrian refugee resettlement: a guide for local authorities
‘This document is a guide for local authorities who are participating in the Syrian Resettlement Programme (SRP). It is for all those in local authorities who have a role in leading, planning, delivering and continually seeking to improve services for resettled Syrian refugees, though it may be of most interest to those new to the programme and new to resettlement.
Even if local authorities have been involved in this or previous resettlement schemes, the length of the programme means there are opportunities to continually develop a good quality programme for resettled Syrians, as we can apply our early learning from the first arrivals to later groups over a longer period of time.
The purpose of this guide is threefold:
1. To provide information about how the programme works
2. To advise what issues and questions to work through if you are developing a resettlement programme in your area
3. To assist local authorities in making an informed decision about taking part in the Syrian Resettlement Programme (SRP) if they aren’t already participants.