Nurseries advised on refugee help


Nurseries and schools across Scotland are being helped to tackle the problems faced by refugee children with the launch of a newsletter which aims to share best practice and promote race equality. The Scottish Executive-funded newsletter, Welcoming Newcomers, is produced by the Anti Bullying Network and the Centre for Education for Race Equality in Scotland, and includes good practice ideas from Sighthill Nursery in Glasgow. Sighthill hit the headlines last year when tensions rose between local people and 1,200 asylum seekers and refugees housed in the area. Children of refugees and asylum seekers initially experienced difficulties accessing pre-school provision but now have the same entitlement to a free nursery place as those born in Scotland.

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