Intro to Age Assessments - Short Course (not suitable for Social Workers) - Refugee Council

Intro to Age Assessments – Short Course (not suitable for Social Workers)

Next scheduled training 13th May, visit our Eventbrite page to book tickets.

Contact the Training team to discuss in-house delivery at your organisation.  E:training@refugeecouncil.org.uk  T: 020 7346 1044.

Suitability

Anyone supporting separated children, whether as a carer, support worker, or appropriate adult. Not suitable for social workers.

Course Overview

The majority of separated children arriving in the UK don’t have documents proving their age, and many have their stated age questioned by the Home Office. Subsequent age-assessments carried out by social workers are an important tool to ensure that children are treated as such, and given the care and support they’re entitled to. However, it can be a stressful and traumatising process for young people, and it’s important they receive the best support.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is an age assessment and why is it necessary?
  • Case Law and best practice
  • Appropriate adults
  • Potential outcomes
  • Challenges