The Asylum Process for Separated Children - Short Course - Refugee Council

The Asylum Process for Separated Children – Short Course

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

Course Suitability

All those who have a professional responsibility to support separated children and young people, including social workers, caseworkers, voluntary and community organisation professionals and/or volunteers, personal advisors, and others wishing to gain a better understanding of this area of work.

Course Overview

Claiming asylum is a complicated process that can be particularly overwhelming for separated children. It is paramount that children are appropriately supported during the process and fully understand its complexity to be able to make informed choices. Our experienced trainers will walk participants through the different stages of the asylum process for separated children.

‘It was one of the best trainings I have been on in many years and if they could roll it out for everybody that would be great.’

‘It was extremely well-presented from a training perspective; the trainer was very knowledgeable, the style of presentation was very good, it was personal and it was accessible but it was very professionally delivered and used a range of methods.’

Aims and objectives

By completing this course participants will have a practical understanding of:

  • What does claiming asylum mean (Refugee Convention)
  • Registering a claim – Preliminary Information Questionnaires (PIQs) and Welfare interviews
  • Getting legal advice and representation
  • Witness statements
  • Substantive interviews and other evidence
  • Working with lawyers
  • Decisions
  • Appeals