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!

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


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: These sessions run monthly. The next available dates are Tuesday 19 July 2022, Wednesday 7 September 2022 and Tuesday 4 October 2022 from 9:30 to 14:45.

Booking: Please book via Eventbrite, as follows:

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: This is a one day course.  The next available dates are Thursday 8 September 2022, 9:30 to 16:00 and Thursday 17 November 2022, 9:30 to 16:00.

Bookings: Please book via Eventbrite, as follows:

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: The course runs for two hours. The next available date is Monday 11 July 2022 from 10:00 to 12:00.

Booking: Please book via Eventbrite, as follows:

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

Date: The course runs over two consecutive half days and you must attend both sessions to complete the course. The next dates are Wednesday 20 July – Thursday 21 July 2022, 9:30 to 13:00 both days and Thursday 20 October – Friday 21 October 2022, 9:30 to 13:00 both days. 

Booking: Please book via Eventbrite, as follows:

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 next date is Friday 8 July 2022, 9:30 to 16:30. The course is also running over two consecutive days on Wednesday 14 September and Thursday 15 September 2022, 9:30 to 13:00 both, and you must attend both sessions to complete the course.

Booking: Please book via Eventbrite, as follows:

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 Thursday 28 July 2022, 9:30 to 16:30.  The course is also running on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2022 over two half days, 9:30 to 13:00. 

Booking: please book via Eventbrite, as follows:


Supporting young people seeking asylum in a hostile environment

This training is for all professionals working with young people seeking asylum, including social workers, PAs, foster carers, supported lodgings providers, team managers, frontline professionals and volunteers.

Delegates will gain:

  • The tools to challenge damaging and divisive myths about migration.
  • An awareness of international refugee law and asylum journeys.
  • An understanding of the asylum process in the UK and how to support young people through each stage.
  • An awareness of rights and entitlement of young people seeking asylum.
  • An understanding of how the hostile environment harms communities and is detrimental to migrants.
  • An action plan for helping young people you may be supporting who are seeking asylum or have an insecure immigration status.

This training is delivered by PAFRAS and is a in-person event.

Date:  The next available date is Tuesday 13 September 2022, 10:00 to 15:00.

Booking: please book via Eventbrite, as follows:


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