Perspectives: Reflections from MPS’ first Labour Migration Event

By Dr Donald Macaskill, CEO, Scottish Care This blog was first published on the Scottish Care website. Migration and social care in Scotland: time to start again. I was fortunate to be able to attend a conference held by the organisation Migration Policy Scotland this past week. Migration Policy Scotland is a relatively new organisation, founded by […]

Perspectives: Reflecting on the MPS Lived Experience Discovery Session

By Mariam Tuma, Participation and Development Officer, JustRight Scotland More and more organisations throughout the world are adopting a coproduction strategy which relies on the incorporation of Lived Experience Panels into decision-making and organisational structure. The idea is that, by including the voices of those who organisations serve, organisations can make better informed decisions, increase […]

Perspective: Who picks your fruit? And more importantly who represents them in policy spaces? 

By Caroline Robinson, Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation Expert From Summer 2020-early 2021 I led research with seasonal horticultural workers in Scotland on the UK’s new ‘Seasonal Workers Pilot.’ We found a significant threat to workers on the pilot of human trafficking for forced labour and a concerning lack of workplace oversight or worker representation. […]

Perspective: MPS Launches

By Rebecca Ferguson-Grant, MPS Events Officer Supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Shared Ground Fund, Migration Policy Scotland (MPS) is an independent think tank, founded by Dr Sarah Kyambi to promote a constructive approach to migration. MPS launched on 29 October. After a year and a half of endless Zoom meetings, people were excited to meet […]