Vision, mission and values


Everything we do at Scottish Refugee Council is inspired and shaped by our vision, mission and values 


Our vision is of a Scotland in which all people seeking refugee protection are welcome.


Our mission is to build a society where people of all ages are protected, find safety and support, have their human rights and dignity respected and are able to achieve their full potential.


Respect and dignity

We believe everyone has the right to be treated with respect, dignity and empathy. We respect our people and invest in our staff and volunteers to help them realise their potential.

Empowering and enabling

We value people’s lived experience. We seek to empower people to access their rights, and enable them to participate fully in their new homes and communities.

Courageous and resilient

We are an independent charity committed to upholding the human rights of refugees. We are courageous and resilient when advocating for refugee rights.

Creative and transparent

We aim for excellence and best quality in everything we do, valuing transparency, creativity, participation and learning.

This framework sets out what we hope to achieve over the next five years and how we aim to do it. It has been shaped by our vision, mission and values.