Intro to Caring for Separated Children - Refugee Council

Intro to Caring for Separated Children

Contact the Training team to discuss in-house delivery at your organisation.  T: 020 7346 1044.

Course overview

The Refugee Council is the leading UK charity working with separated children seeking asylum. We have provided advice and support to these children as well as to those caring for them for over two decades. We deliver bespoke training on this subject matter to a range of professionals. Our trainers have extensive up-to-date knowledge and front-line experience of this work which ensures that our courses are dynamic, relevant and engaging. Participants have given us consistently positive feedback:

‘Really helped me understand the whole process much more and gain a better understanding of how to support my UASC.’

‘Informative, useful, relevant – would absolutely recommend.’

‘Brilliant trainer. Confident, charismatic and an expert!’

Separated children are some of the most vulnerable children in society. Many of the issues relating to working with them will be common to those who have experience of caring for other vulnerable children. Some of their experiences and the processes they are involved in, are likely to be less familiar. This course will explore the support needs of separated children both in relation to the background issues the children have faced and the processes through which they go once in the UK. We will look at explore how best to support and care for them within our roles.

Course suitability

Those providing care for separated refugee children in a variety of settings, e.g. foster carers, supervising social workers, residential placement workers, support workers.

Aims and objectives

Participants will gain knowledge of processes that these children are likely to go through and consider their role in caring for and protecting these young people. By completing this one-day course participants will have a practical understanding of:

  • Who separated children are
  • Rights and entitlements of separated children
  • The asylum process and age assessment process
  • Some of the common issues faced by separated children and those caring for them
  • Specific support needs of separated children and how to meet them