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The East of England Strategic Migration Partnership, in collaboration with Immigration Social Work Services Ltd are pleased to offer an “introduction to age assessment” training session for personal advisors, support workers, IRO’s and other professionals working with separated migrant children in the East of England area.
Date: 6th April 2022
Time: 09:30 – 13:30
Access: Online via Microsoft Teams
This training is for practitioners who work with separated migrant children and have an interest in age assessment but do not need the full training. This training introduces the age assessment process, covering the case law principles, best practice examples and ways to contribute to an age assessment meaningfully.
Delegates will be invited to participate in group discussions and activities and feed this back to the wider group.
The course is broken down into the following modules:
- Introduction: Why and when age assessments might be required
- Case law principles of age assessments
- What a good age assessment should look like
- How can professionals support young people through the age assessment process
- How can professionals contribute to the age assessment process
The course is an online interactive event with a mixture of presentations, videos, quizzes and activities.
Facilitator: Jo Schofield
Jo Schofield is a qualified and registered social worker with an established career specialising in supporting Local Authorities and Central Government around the subject of separated migrant children, child trafficking and modern day slavery.
She has a proven track record in supporting and improving the social work practice of eleven Local Authorities in the East of England, mapping services, critically analysing practice models and providing solutions to meet the needs of both the Local Authorities and the young people they are supporting.
Since January 2020 Jo has been practicing as an independent trainer and consultant, delivering training on age assessment, human rights assessment and triple planning to Local Authorities, Regional Government Administrations and independent social workers. She is also regularly commissioned to undertake expert witness reports for Judicial Reviews of previously completed age assessments and has been commended for her report writing skills in the Chambers in London.
Your contact details will be shared with the facilitator and attendees will receive the joining instructions and Microsoft Teams links by email in advance of the training
Please notify Helen Hancock on the details below if you have booked a place, but are subsequently unable to attend the training. This training is funded by the Strategic Migration Partnership and is free to attend. However, cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date or non-attendance will be charged £50 plus VAT.
This event is now fully booked. To register an interest in attending future events or for further information and any queries, please contact Helen Hancock, UASC Regional Coordinator, Strategic Migration Partnership, email: [email protected]