Events and training

See what events and training we have taking place. 





Yorkshire Integration Festival 2022

Save the date! The Yorkshire Integration Festival 2022 is coming to Millennium Square in Leeds on Saturday 24th September. This family-friendly event will celebrate the integration of refugees, and all our communities in Yorkshire and Humber, through music, food, performances and other activities - further details about the programme will be released in the coming months. The Festival will be open to the public and admission will be free so we’d love to see you there!

We are also now accepting expressions of interest from performers, food vendors and local businesses to be involved with the event – we are particularly keen to hear from those with a refugee background. If you, or anyone in your network, would like to be involved, please email by Friday 20th May 2022 for more details.


Hong Kong BNO Welcome ‘drop-in’ sessions

We’re continuing our welcome to Hongkongers settling in the Yorkshire and Humber region with online lunchtime drop-in sessions. The sessions will cover key aspects of life in the UK. A Cantonese interpreter will be present.

Full details of the drop-in sessions

VCS engagement events

With apologies, we are postponing these events, and will be in touch in the New Year with the rearranged dates.

Please contact Vicky Ledwidge if you have any questions or concerns in the meantime:


Training from Migration Yorkshire to support those working with refugees and asylum seekers.

Training for professionals and carers supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children [UASC] in Yorkshire and Humber

Welcoming and supporting young refugees training

An introductory session delivered by the Welcoming Young Refugees team, which explores some of the needs and challenges facing young refugees in the UK. The course will help you understand the terminology used around migration, the journeys and experiences young people may have had to reach the UK, some of the processes a young person may experience, and how we can respond to some of the challenges young refugees face.

It is aimed at foster carers, supported lodgings providers and social workers and supervising social workers who are supporting young refugees in Yorkshire and Humber.

Dates and booking: These sessions run monthly. To find out when the next session is and to book, contact the Welcoming Young Refugees Team via


Psychological first aid course for professionals and carers working with UASC

This session is suitable for social workers, supervising social workers, foster carers, supported lodgings providers, and other professionals working with and supporting UASC.

Develop an understanding of psychological and emotional behaviours resulting from significant single or complex traumas and an understanding of how to support UASC clients at the beginning of trauma recovery.

It will be run by Dzmitry Karpuk, specialist in trauma recovery psychotherapy for adults, children, and families, registered with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice [AFT] and UK council for Psychotherapy [UKCP].

Dates and booking: There are two courses available to book via Eventbrite


Working with Interpreters and Separated Children training

This session is suitable for front-line practitioners and foster carers working with and supporting young refugees employing the use of interpreters in Yorkshire and Humber.

A vast range of professionals rely on interpreters often for sensitive work or situations key to a client’s asylum claim, and yet, the need for learning good practice when using interpreters is often overlooked. It’s imperative that those using interpreters avoid potentially damaging situations by learning the basics of good practice, how to identify good interpreters, and how to properly support the interpreters they use to avoid vicarious trauma.

The course will be held via Zoom and will be delivered by Refugee Council.

Dates and booking: There is one course available to book via Eventbrite


Age assessment: legal framework and best practice

This course is suitable for local authority social workers and supervising social workers working with and supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children or trafficked children.

The sessions will set out the relevant legal processes in which these young people are involved – including the asylum process and the trafficking NRM - and how age impacts on these procedurally and substantively.
The training will be delivered by Just Right Scotland.

Dates: The course runs over two consecutive half days and you must attend both sessions to complete the course. The next dates are Monday 13 June – Tuesday 14 June 2022, 9:30 - 13:00 both days.

Booking: Please book the Age assessment: legal framework and best practice course via Eventbrite.

Age Assessment Training

Whether you are new to conducting age assessments or would like to refresh your previous training, this Age Assessment training course will enable you to approach this work using up to date case law, best practice guidance and trauma-informed approaches. The training covers all aspects of the age determination process, from making decisions at initial points of contact, through to writing assessments that stand up to scrutiny.

The training is suitable for social workers and team conducting age assessments.

This training is delivered by Immigration Social Work Services ltd.

Date: The course runs over two consecutive half days and you must attend both sessions to complete the course. The next dates are Tuesday 28 June – Wednesday 29 June 2022, 9:30 - 13:00 both days.

Booking: Please book Age assessment training via Eventbrite.


Triple planning, human rights assessments, and appeal rights exhausted training

This training covers the roles and responsibilities of Local Authority practitioners who are supporting UASC, from the triple planning process through to the final decision on young people’s asylum claims, be that positive or negative.

It is suitable for social workers, personal advisors, team managers, and local authority legal teams supporting USAC.

The training is delivered by Immigration Social Work Services ltd.

Date: The course runs over two half days, and you must attend both sessions to complete the course. The next available date is Tuesday 5th July – Wednesday 6th July 2022, 9:30 – 13:30 both days.

Booking: please book triple planning, human rights assessments, and appeal rights exhausted training via Eventbrite.



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