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Research 

CSO conducts research on many issues affecting the Somali diaspora in Britain. Through learning more about these issues, we are better placed to support our member organisations and the Somali diaspora. Here you will find a library of all of our research and that of others relevant to our work, which is available to download.

Why do we undertake research?

Research is the foundation of the work that we do. Through it, we can form opinions and make informed decisions on our strategic direction, as well as work to influence decision makers in governemnt and other areas of policy that affect the Somali diaspora.

The changing and challenging landscape within which the Somali diaspora live and work in Britain has meant that more research needs to be done to enhance our understanding of how we can improve the service delivery of our member organisations and more broadly the lived experiences of Somalis in Britain. 

What are our current research areas?

CSO is currently researching the following: 

  • Somali Youth in the Criminal Justice System 
  • The Somali Community and their State of Health & Wellbeing
  • The Somali Community and their State of Housing 
  • The Somali Community and their State of Employment
  • The Somali Community and their State of Education 

CSO is always interested in collaborative research work and partnerships.  If you would like to discuss potential collaborative work, or have identified research areas that you think we should be exploring, please contact Hassan Ossobl at hassan@councilofsomaliorgs.com & Sham Qayyum at sham@councilofsomaliorgs.com

Please see our reports below:

Is racism the new normal? Hate Crime Report 

Hate Crime - a response with partners to the Home Affairs Committee Inquiry

Somalis in the Criminal Justice System - a scoping study

Somali youth in the criminal justice system

The Somali Community and their State of Health & Wellbeing

The Somali Community and their State of Housing

The Somali Community and their State of Employment

The Somali Community and their State of Education