Caring for Separated & Trafficked Children

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Refugee Council, working in partnership with ECPAT, are pleased to be offering free training on "Caring for Separated & Trafficked Children".

Locations and dates will be arranged based on bookings.

To register or find out more email training@ecpat.org.uk or click the "Email An Enquiry" button to the right. 

Under the new Immigration Act 2016, the government has the power to require local authorities to cooperate in the transfer of unaccompanied migrant children from one local authority to another. Therefore, it is vital that across England practitioners have the knowledge and ability to accommodate and respond to the needs of these children, many of whom may have been trafficked or have undergone traumatic experiences at home or en route to the UK.

With the support of the Department for Education, the Refugee Council and ECPAT UK are offering face-to-face training for foster carers and support workers across England on the care of separated children seeking asylum and child victims of trafficking. This course has been developed in association with Simply Fostering Consultancy.

The interactive four-hour course, delivered by experts with experience of working with separated children, will enable those working with unaccompanied/trafficked children to understand the challenges and risks facing these children, and will equip participants with the knowledge and tools to respond effectively to their needs. Participants will also be provided with resources that can be used post-training, including access to an e-learning course to help recognise the rights of child and adult victims of trafficking and guidance on actions professionals should take to identify and safeguard victims.

For more information, to find out if you are eligible or to register your interest and secure a place/s on a course in your area, please email training@ecpat.org.uk.

Block bookings are available. There is no charge for the courses, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

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