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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

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 10 and 24 June 2019

Where Doncaster and York

Organisation NRPF Network

Booking These courses are fully booked. For more information on other sessions please 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 This course is fully booked. For more information on other sessions please contact

Working to support and empower us as young refugees

Outline A young refugee led event enabling participants to understand and respond better to needs and experiences of children in forced migration. The course is aimed at teachers, social workers, police officers, health professionals, foster carers and all other professionals working with young refugees.

When 22 July 2019

Where Leeds

Organisation My Bright Kite

UASC information session

Outline IOM is offering an information session focusing on UASCs coming to the UK. The information session will introduce some of the perspectives, experiences and needs of unaccompanied children.

When 24 July 2019

Where Bradford

Organisation International Organization for Migration [IOM]

Booking To book a place or for more information, please 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