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Age assessment training

Organisation Immigration Social Work Services [formerly JMS Training Solutions]

For Aimed at social workers, team managers, and local authority legal teams who are conducting age assessments.

Description The course is designed to give a clear understanding of what is an age assessment and why are they needed, the impact on children and young people, and case law, legislation and policy. It will take place over two consecutive half days.

Date The course will take place over two consecutive half days - Tuesday 4 May and Wednesday 5 May 2021, 9:30 - 13:30.

Booking Full details of the training and booking information can be found on Eventbrite. Book a place on the age assessment course here.

Safe accommodation and missing child victims of trafficking

Organisation ECPAT UK

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

Description This course takes a look at the specific challenges of accommodating victims of trafficking and separated children seeking asylum.

Date The course will take place over two consecutive half days - Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 April, 9:30 - 13:00 both days.

Booking For full details and to book please see the Eventbrite page for safe accommodation and missing child victims of trafficking training.

Triple Planning

Organisation Entraide

For This course is for managers, social workers, personal advisors, support workers, independent reviewing officers and foster carers, who will be involved in needs assessments and pathway planning.

Description The course covers relevant legislation and best practice, as well as proposed changes to leaving care support for UASC contained in the Immigration Act 2016.

Booking Full details of the training and booking information can be found on the Eventbrite pages for the sessions. There are two sessions available:

When and how to undertake a human rights assessment (care leavers)

Organisation NRPF Network

For This training is only suitable for local authority officers who conduct human rights assessments and managers who oversee assessments or want a better understanding of what the process involves.

Description This 2 hour webinar will develop your knowledge and skills to carry out a human rights assessment to determine whether leaving care support may continue to be provided to a young person who is age 18+ and is Appeal Rights Exhausted (ARE), or is otherwise in an excluded group.

Booking Full details of the training and booking information can be found on the Eventbrite pages for the sessions. There are two sessions available:


Ongoing courses

Online courses from BKH Training

Outline There are several courses on offering including ones around modern slaver and trafficking, and FGM. There is a cost for the training.

For Professionals working with vulnerable children and adults.

Organisation Bal Kaur Howard Training

ECPAT online training

Outline ECPAT UK has now moved all training sessions in to an online format. Most courses now consist of half-day two modules which are completed over Zoom.

For Professionals supporting and working with children who have been trafficked.

Organisation ECPAT UK

SAFE training

Outline This course is designed for learners to gain a good understanding of the situation of unaccompanied and separated children, and an overview of their specific needs and knowledge on how to address them.

For There are e-learning courses for both professionals and foster carers.

Organisation the British Red Cross

The Secret Gardeners: film on child trafficking from Vietnam

Outline ECPAT UK created an animated film for Anti-Slavery Day in October 2017, aimed at tackling the growing issue of Vietnamese children being trafficked to the UK for cannabis cultivation.

For Professionals supporting and working with children who have been trafficked.

Organisation ECPAT UK

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 is split in to three online modules, and 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