Welsh Government consultation: Nation of Sanctuary – Refugee and Asylum Seeker Plan

The Welsh Government have launched a March 2018 consultation seeking views on their plan to tackle inequalities and poverty experienced by refugees and asylum seekers across Wales.

This consultation closes on 25 June 2018.

Nation of Sanctuary aims to improve access to help, advice and services for these communities. The plan outlines the work which the Welsh Government is undertaking to ensure inequalities experienced by these communities are reduced, access to opportunities increased, and relations between these communities and wider society improved. 

And whilst the draft plan includes many cross-Government actions, the Welsh Government will particularly prioritise key issues which have been highlighted by refugees and asylum seekers during preparatory work for this consultation and in response to the National Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee Inquiry in 2017.

These include ensuring:

  • Refugees and asylum seekers can access health services (including mental health) which they require throughout the ‘asylum journey’. This includes health assessments on arrival and during the dispersal and post-trauma phases
  • Refugees and asylum seekers are provided with the information and advice they need to begin to integrate into Welsh society from day one
  • All refugees and asylum seekers (particularly unaccompanied asylum seeking children) are properly safeguarded and can access advocacy support.

This consultation closes on 25 June 2018.

Find out more about the the consultation.