POSTPONED - The Illegal Migration Act - Children and Young People

Full-day training on the impact of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 on children and young people. This training is for Local Authority managers in the East of England who are working with UASC and/or former UASC care leavers, or their nominated delegates.

20th June 2024
10:00 - 16:30
Entry Fees



Many of the problems facing refugee and migrant children and young people stem from a lack of knowledge and awareness as to what their rights actually are, and to what services and support they are entitled. This has been further complicated by recent legislation and policy changes, including the Nationality & Borders Act 2022, Illegal Migration Act 2023, and the Safety of Rwanda (Immigration and Asylum) Act 2024.


Aims and objectives
Participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the recent changes to relevant law, policy and processes affecting refugee and migrant children and young people. Participants will gain an understanding of rights to support and accommodation under the various acts, including the Illegal Migration Act 2023. The course aims to help professionals working with children and young people to feel confident advocating for their rights and to provide practical guidance about how they can help.


Illegal Migration Act 2023

 The asylum process – pre June 2022

  • The asylum process – post June 2022
  • Arrivals post 7 March 2023
  • Arrivals post 20 July 2023
  • Rwanda Act 2024


Outcomes and other changes

 Pre and post 7 March 2023 cases

  • Post- 20 July 2023 cases
  • Grants of leave to remain
  • Age assessment changes
  • Trafficking/modern slavery changes


Care and support

 Unaccompanied children and the Children Act 1989

  • Care and support rights
  • Care and support rights post 7 March 2023
  • Inadmissibility, duty to remove and impact on care rights
  • Proposed powers under Illegal Migration Act 2023


Who the course is for

This course is for Local Authority service managers/team managers in the East of England who are working with UASC and/or former UASC care leavers, or their nominated delegates.

This course counts towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.


By signing up to this event, you agree that your contact details may be shared with the facilitator for pre-course work and to register for certification.

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.

For further information and any queries, please contact Helen Hancock, UASC Regional Coordinator, Strategic Migration Partnership, email:

*** This training is provided for employees of Local Authorities in the East of England region only.  Bookings from individuals using a personal email address will be cancelled.  ***

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