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Understanding refugee rights


This course aims to familiarise participants with the rights and entitlements of refugees in the UK and their role in fulfilling those rights. This course covers the routes to protection in the UK - the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) and Asylum. It notes the legal context, the variety of immigration statuses and what entitlements they bring.

Learning Outcomes/objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

• Recognise the legal difference between asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

• Define and apply information on leave to remain, time limitation and public funds to entitlements to housing, benefits and social work support

• Understand the duties and obligations on service providers to provide housing and support to asylum seekers and refugees

• Understand the role of different agencies working with refugees and where to refer refugees and asylum seekers for additional help

• Understand how the Immigration Acts of 2014 and 2016 will impact on the housing options for refugees who rent privately or directly from a housing association

• Identify the factors that affect refugee integration and how these affect the sustainability of refugee housing

• Assess the common cases most likely to present themselves to Service Providers and how to implement best practice in supporting refugees

Who should attend

Anyone who is working with refugees and needs a better understanding of refugee rights

Dates & Locations

14 June 2018, CIH Scotland office, Edinburgh


Standard training fee - £260 + VAT

CIH member rate - £235 + VAT

CIH contributing organisation rate - £210 + VAT

Please note that this does not include lunch

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