Welcome to our events and training page.

On this page, you will be able to find details of any upcoming events or training being delivered by Migration Yorkshire.  You can search by a selected date or simply browse the list of available events and training sessions available.

Each session will let you know if you need to book.  You can find more information by clicking on the name of the event.

How to get in touch

If you want to contact us, please email events@migrationyorkshire.org.uk, and we will respond to your enquiries and suggestions

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Tuesday 30 April 2024

From 14:00 to 16:00

This session’s content will focus primarily on experiences that Syrian communities may face in conflict, as well as the experiences Syrians may face in displacement within and outside Syria. It will also discuss Syrian society and diversity. This session will be participatory and rely heavily on participant engagement through case studies and discussion, therefore we highly encourage participants to come prepared to have their cameras on during the session.

Wednesday 1 May 2024

From 14:00 to 16:00

This session’s content will focus primarily on Syrian cultural norms, customs and behaviours, as well as family and social life in Syria. The session will also discuss experiences Syrian’s may have had with accessing services such as healthcare and education. This session will be participatory and rely heavily on participant engagement through case studies and discussion, therefore we highly encourage participants to come prepared to have their cameras on during the session.

Wednesday 8 May 2024 - Thursday 9 May 2024

From 09:30 to 13:00

This course is suitable for local authority social workers and supervising social workers working with and supporting Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children or trafficked children. You must be working in Yorkshire and Humber.

The training will be delivered by Just Right Scotland.

The course will be delivered via Zoom and will be split over two consecutive half days:

  • Wednesday 8th May 2024 - 9:30 am - 13:00 pm
  • Thursday 9th May 2024 - 9:30 am - 13:00 pm

Materials will be sent to delegates in advance so that they are familiar with them.

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.

It will take delegates through the legal framework and current guidance applicable to the conduct of age assessments, ensuring a detailed understanding of what “Merton-compliance” is, and explore how to use them in practice. Specifically, it will use a case-study to take the delegate on the journey of an age-disputed young person from initial presentation through to completion of an age assessment. Woven through this journey are the up-to-date legal requirements and best practice applicable at each stage. Delegates will have the opportunity to use their knowledge and review a fictional age assessment sample.

Wednesday 12 June 2024

From 09:30 to 14:45

About the Training

The Migration Yorkshire ‘Welcoming and Supporting Young Refugees’ training provides a general overview on needs and challenges faced by unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the UK. It is suitable for participants working in the Yorkshire & Humber with little or no knowledge and professionals who need a refresher on supporting unaccompanied children.

 

Aimed at:

  • Children’s services teams in Yorkshire & Humber (social workers, personal advisors, managers etc.)
  • Foster Carers and Supported Lodging Providers in Yorkshire & Humber.
  • Health and school providers working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Yorkshire & Humber.
  • Any professional or volunteer supporting unaccompanied children in Yorkshire & Humber.

 

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the terminology around migration.
  • Understand the journey, life and social experiences that have an impact on young people’s engagement and mental health.
  • Acquire a general knowledge on processes (NTS, NRM, age assessments etc.) and asylum policies that young people may experience the UK.
  • Learn about mental health challenges faced by young people and how to support them in a trauma-informed way.
  • Gain information and awareness of agencies and resources which will inform and support professionals while working and supporting young people.
  • Have a platform to share best practices and learn of others experiences from across the region.
  • Receive advice and access support to help young people settle into the community.

Tuesday 2 July 2024

From 09:30 to 15:00

The Young Migrants Matter project within PAFRAS are offering a training session to improve your practice of working with young people who are seeking asylum. The training is delivered by experienced caseworkers and has been co-produced with young people who access PAFRAS.

Please note that this is an online session. PAFRAS caseworkers take time away from their direct work with young people to deliver this training course. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible as a courtesy to the case workers and their clients.

Audience

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. You must be based in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The objectives for the training:

  • 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/have an insecure immigration status.

Tuesday 9 July 2024

From 09:30 to 15:00

The Young Migrants Matter project within PAFRAS are offering a training session to improve your practice of working with young people who are seeking asylum. The training is delivered by experienced caseworkers and has been co-produced with young people who access PAFRAS.

Please note that this is an in person session. PAFRAS caseworkers take time away from their direct work with young people to deliver this training course. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible as a courtesy to the case workers and their clients.

Audience

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. You must be based in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The objectives for the training:

  • 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/have an insecure immigration status.

Wednesday 9 October 2024

From 09:30 to 16:30

This session will be delivered by Immigration Social Work Service Ltd and will take place on:

  • Wednesday 9th October 9:30am to 16:30pm

We recommend you accompany this training with the Human Rights Assessment and Working with Young People who are Appeals Rights Exhausted training being delivered the following day (it is a half-day course).

This course is aimed at social workers, team managers, and local authority legal teams. It is only available for those working in Yorkshire and Humber.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants via email after booking has closed.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the individual components of the triple planning process
  • Develop your knowledge around the triple planning process and how to apply this when working with UASC (relevant and former relevant)
  • Understand the new rules that have risen from the Nationality and Borders Act 2022
  • Consider creative ways to meet the needs of young people within a complex, often hostile, immigration policy
  • Feel confident in your work with young people, putting safety plans in place to reduce the risk of exploitation and destitution
  • Utilise best practice from around the UK and Europe, implementing this into individual care and pathway plans

Thursday 10 October 2024

From 09:30 to 13:30

This session will be delivered by Immigration Social Work Service Ltd and will take place on:

  • Thursday 10th October 9:30am to 13:30pm (half a day)

We recommend you accompany this training with the Triple Planning training being delivered the previous day.

This course is aimed at social workers, team managers, and local authority legal teams. It is only available for those working in Yorkshire and Humber.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants via email after booking has closed.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the timeline of an Asylum Claim for UASC and how this can lead to the Human Rights Assessment
  • Determine when Local Authorities will need to undertake a Human Rights Assessment
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Local Authority towards former relevant UASC who are Appeals Rights Exhausted (ARE) using up to date case law and legislation
  • Develop best practice when working with those who are / or are at risk of becoming ARE
  • Feel confident in your work with young people, putting safety plans in place to reduce the risk of exploitation and destitution
  • Develop your understanding of the voluntary return scheme

Tuesday 7 January 2025

From 09:30 to 16:30

This session will be delivered by Immigration Social Work Service Ltd and will take place on:

  • Tuesday 7th January 9:30am - 16:30pm

It is only available for those working in Yorkshire and Humber.

A link to the Teams meeting will be sent to participants via email after booking has closed.

Course Content

The course is run in the following sections:

  • What is an age assessment and why are they needed
  • The impact on children and young people
  • Case Law, Legislation and Policy (including the principles of a “Merton compliant” assessment)
  • How to conduct a “brief enquiry” and make decisions at the initial point of contact
  • Developing a 6 step process to complete a legally compliant assessment: Decision making around age assessment, planning the age assessment, preparation before the assessment, skills to undertake the assessment, writing up the assessment, feeding back outcome.

By the end of the course, learners will:

  • Understand the differences between a “brief enquiry” and a “full Merton compliant” assessment and when to apply these in their work
  • Make informed, legally compliant decisions around accommodating spontaneous arrivals at the initial point of contact
  • Recognise the impact of these decisions on young people and adults and therefore take an empathetic approach to these pieces of work
  • Develop their understanding of what makes an age assessment “Merton” compliant
  • Increase their confidence in undertaking a full age assessment using a 6 step process
  • Use new and existing social work tools to support the process of undertaking the age assessment in a child centred way
  • Know where to find, and how to use, the most up to date guidance and reports to enhance the age assessment
  • Understand the statutory roles and responsibilities of all agencies and professionals with an interest in the age assessment
  • Write up the age assessment using an analytical approach to evidence conclusions

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