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For people working with or supporting unaccompanied asylum seeking children in the UK.

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Upcoming courses and events

Caring for separated and trafficked children

Outline A half day course for social workers that aims to: 

  • to better understand and recognise the signs and risks of exploitation, including trafficking and radicalisation
  • to explore how to build trust in order to prevent them from running away from a safe placement
  • to understand and respond to the particular needs and vulnerabilities of this group of children
  • to understand when and how to refer children to the right agencies, or to support them to access the right help

When 14 May 2019

Where Hull

Organisation Refugee Council and ECPAT UK

Booking To book a place contact

Child trafficking, exploitation and modern slavery

Outline A full day course for social workers and other local authority staff working with unaccompanied children.

When 24 May 2019

Where Leeds

Organisation ECPAT UK

Booking To book a place contact

UASC from Eritrea and Sudan

Outline A full day information session which will focus on exploring UASC perspectives, experiences and needs. IOM will cover some of the reasons why children become unaccompanied, experiences on their routes and journeys, the situation in Europe, background on home country contexts including Eritrea, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Sudan, and their well-being and adjustment to life in the UK. This information may help practitioners through the adjustment period for refugees and help them support strong integration services for UASCs.

When 29 May 2019

Where Hull

Organisation International Organization for Migration [IOM]

Booking To book a place contact

Working with children: helping children cope with trauma

Outline A two day workshop is designed to support professionals engage safely with children affected by the experience of trauma. This was run in December 2018 and more sessions are planned for 2019.

When 8 and 9 June 2019

Where Leeds

Human Rights assessment training

Outline A full day course for social workers which aims to provide participants with information about the relevant legislation to be able to undertake legally sound child in need and human rights assessments for children and families with no recourse to public funds.

When 24 and 25 June 2019

Where Doncaster and York

Organisation NRPF Network

Booking To book a place contact

Surviving to thriving - supporting young refugees

Outline A half day course for social workers, and other professionals working with UASC. The course will cover:

  • different routes for UASC arriving in the UK, including an overview of Dubs and the Dublin III regulation
  • the asylum process and special provisions for children going through this process
  • the process of age assessments and age disputes
  • trafficking and exploitation of UASC
  • overview of rights and entitlements in the UK including health, education and local authority support
  • adopting a culturally sensitive and informed approach when supporting UASC

When 25 June 2019

Where Leeds

Organisation British Red Cross

Booking To book a place contact


Ongoing courses

Surviving to thriving - supporting young refugees

Outline Free training about working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

For local authorities

When One day training sessions you can book for in-house.

Organisation British Red Cross [in partnership with the Refugee Council and UpRising]

Torture and the asylum and immigration system - free e-learning course

Outline The aim is to raise awareness about torture in the international human rights framework, and how this is relevant to migrants and asylum seekers in the UK. The course includes practical advice on how to seek accountability for torture.

For community organisations and similar organisations without specialist legal knowledge 

Organisation REDRESS


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Your contact for Yorkshire and Humber

Dinah Beckett - Regional Asylum and Refugee Integration Manager

Phone: 0113 378 9012