January 27, 2017
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Destitute refugee children in Scotland a growing concern

Analysis of the destitution grants awarded by RST over the 9 months from April to December 2016 show that the number of children we are supporting continues to increase. 20% of the grant applications over this period included children – … Continue reading

August 19, 2016
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Unicef Children’s Champions network

One of RST’s volunteers, Sarah, reports from a meeting with Senior Campaign Advisor Kate Dentieth discussing ways of promoting Unicef’s new Children’s Champions network to campaign for refugee children. Unicef Children’s Champions network The aim is to lobby the government to … Continue reading

July 26, 2016
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RST provided over 200 destitution grants between April and June this year

RST’s destitution grants April – June 2016 RST provided 212 destitution grants from April to June 2016, supporting 334 people and totalling £16,278. The average grant was £77. The average monthly spend was £5,426. [Click image to enlarge]  Key facts … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
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Why does RST give so many grants to new refugees?

Because unfortunately, it is needed. Many people who have been granted refugee status face destitution immediately due to a fault in the system. This is when refugees understandably believe that the chances of being made destitute by the asylum system … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
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RST supported over 200 children in 2015-16. This should not be happening.

We recently posted information and figures about the destitution grants we provided in 2015-16 (read more here). RST’s information and comments were subsequently included in The National article: ‘Groups line up to damn way asylum system lets kids down‘ on 12th … Continue reading