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Introduction to the British Red Cross International Family Tracing Service

The session will be delivered by the British Red Cross and will focus on the International Family Tracing Service's work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) but will also be relevant to those supporting adults tracing family members.

Date
5th October 2021
Time
10:00 - 13:00
Location
Virtual – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees
Free

The East of England Strategic Migration Partnership are pleased to offer an introductory session on the British Red Cross International Family Tracing Service for those working with asylum seekers and refugees in the East of England region.

Date: 5th October 2021
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Access: Online via Microsoft Teams

The session will be delivered by the British Red Cross and will focus on the service’s work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) but will also be relevant to those supporting adults tracing family members.

This 3 hour briefing will provide:

  • An introduction to International Family Tracing including who the British Red Cross are and what they do as well as criteria for referring people for their service
  • Issues that led to the service and to how they work today with unaccompanied and separated children (including how the legal system is institutionalizing the service – and how this can be combated together so that it is the choice of the individual if they wish to find their family)
  • Practical advice on how to actively empower the young person to make decisions themselves about finding family, introduce them to proactive ways to independently make their own attempts to find family, using Trace the Face – the Red Cross flagship tracing tool!
  • Gain an understanding of what happens in a tracing interview – so that workers can support the young person without being in the actual interview, and therefore a neutral support for them.
  • How the British Red Cross deliver any outcomes and the best way to support the young person through this.

Joining instructions will be shared by email no later than Friday 1 October

For further information, queries, or if you would like to submit any questions to be answered during the session, please contact Helen Hancock, UASC Regional Coordinator, Strategic Migration Partnership, email: helen.hancock@eelga.gov.uk telephone: 07908 399625