West Mids SMP funded - Intro to Working with Separated Children - Refugee Council

West Mids SMP funded – Intro to Working with Separated Children

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, ensuring that our courses are dynamic, relevant and engaging. Participants have given us consistently positive feedback:

‘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.’

Course Eligibility

Staff from following LAs: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire.  Please register with your work email to avoid your ticket being cancelled.

Introductory overview for people who haven’t attended UAD training previously, practitioners who need an in-depth exploration of legal rights, care and care leaver rights and age assessments are encouraged to book on the relevant courses available via WMSMP.

Aims and Objectives

By completing this half-day course participants will have an overview of:

  • Why young people travel and become ‘unaccompanied’
  • Possible experiences en route and ongoing
  • How people arrive in our area
  • Steps in the Asylum process for separated children
  • Types of Immigration status
  • Local Authority duties
  • Duties to children in care (looked after children) and Care Leavers
  • Exploitation, Trafficking, Modern Day slavery


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