The East of England Strategic Migration Partnership, in collaboration with Immigration Social Work Services are pleased to offer an online training event in Triple Planning, Human Rights Assessments and Working with Former Relevant UASC who are ARE for Local Authorities in the East of England region.
Dates: 22nd and 23rd September
Times: 09:30 – 13:30
Access: Online via Zoom
This training will run across 2 consecutive mornings (9:30am-1:30pm on 22-23 September 2021). By signing up to this training, you are confirming that you can attend both sessions. If you cannot attend both sessions, please do not sign up for this event.
This online course is aimed at social workers/personal advisors/team managers/local authority legal teams who are case-holding former relevant unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).
The increase in UASC numbers across the whole of the UK, and the implementation of the Social Work Act 2017, has meant that Local Authorities are supporting more former relevant UASC. This online course covers the roles and responsibilities of Local Authority practitioners who are supporting this client group, from the triple planning process through to the final decision on young people’s Asylum claims, be that positive or negative.
- An overview of the Asylum timeline
- Triple Planning – what this is and how to implement this in both care and pathway plans
- Talking to young people about Voluntary Return
- Legislation, Case Law and No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) conditions and the impact this has on our work
- Human Rights Legislation and the Human Rights Assessment
- Safety planning for those who are/at risk of becoming Appeals Rights Exhausted (ARE)
Training will be delivered live on Zoom over two morning sessions. Both sessions run from 09.30 – 13:30 with a short break, and will take place on consecutive days.
By the end of the course learners will:
- Understand the timeline of an Asylum Claim for UASC and how this can lead to the Human Rights Assessment
- Develop their knowledge around the triple planning process and how to apply this when working with UASC (relevant and former relevant)
- Understand the impact of each pathway of the triple planning process
- Determine when Local Authorities need to undertake a Human Rights Assessment for a former relevant UASC
- Demonstrate their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Local Authority towards former relevant UASC who are Appeals Rights Exhausted (ARE) using case law and legislation
- Develop best practice when working with those who are/ or are at risk of becoming ARE
- Feel confident in their work with young people, putting safety plans in place to reduce the risk of exploitation and destitution
- Develop their understanding of the voluntary return process and increase their confidence in using this knowledge to inform their pathway planning
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.
Your contact details will be shared with the facilitator for pre course work and to register for certification
Attendees will receive the joining instructions and Zoom 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: [email protected] telephone: 07908 399625