Syrian Resettlement Guidance

A ‘Syrian refugee resettlement: A guide for local authorities’

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This guide has been commissioned by the LGA and produced by Migration Yorkshire with participation from the North West Strategic Migration Partnership.  The guide 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.

The guide covers the whole process that involves the local authority from the decision-making process about whether or not to participate in the programme; on to the practicalities of accepting individual cases and the funding available to support this; pre-arrival preparations and what to cover in the first week; ongoing support and exit arrangements to successful integration into local communities. It also provides examples of practice used by some local authorities, checklists and top tips.

Home Office Guide to the Syrian VPR

This document lays out the principles and basic facts behind the Syrian VPR Programme. It is written as a guide for local authorities and partners.

The Age Assessment Guidance 2015

The guidance from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services is written by a group of specialist social workers and practitioners from local authorities and non-governmental refugee and legal sectors and is designed to address the gap there has been in national guidance on this topic by providing user-friendly practice guidance to social workers.


LGIU Policy briefing on resettling refugees.