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Working with separated childen

Developed and delivered in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council


This course covers the rights and entitlements of separated children or unaccompanied young people who may have trafficked and/or who are in the asylum process. We will examine the legislation around the protection and safety of this group of children and young people, and explore the role of the Scottish Guardianship Project.

Learning Outcomes/objectives

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

 Recognise the legal difference between children seeking asylum, children who have been trafficked, refugees and migrants

 Grasp the impact of the events causing these young people to become separated children

 Appreciate the journeys that children have made to be in the UK including being trafficked

 Recognise and understand the behavioural patterns they developed in order to make their journey to Scotland

 Familiarise yourself with the complex UK Asylum Process and how it can impact on separated children

 Have an awareness of the more complex National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for trafficking

 Understand the Age Assessment process

 Identify the rights and entitlements of separated children

 Understand appropriate housing, education and employment options

 Be familiar with the statutory responsibilities of the Scottish Guardianship Service

Who should attend

Housing support workers, housing officers, schools and other educational institutions, health and social care workers and third sector organisations who come into contact with this group of young people

Trainer Info

Jamie Stewart has 14 years experience working in housing, homelessness and welfare rights advice. Since 2013 Jamie has been the Housing Development Officer at Scottish Refugee Council as part of the Refugee Integration Service and whose role is to improve outcomes for refugees in Scotland through a range of services, policy and development work. He is a member of the New Scots: Integrating Refugees in Scotland Communities Core Group and its sub-group addressing the housing options of refugees. He is also a member of the Scottish Government’s Accommodating Refugees group which feeds into their Refugee Crisis Taskforce coordinating the resettlement of Syrian Refugees in Scotland.Jamie Stewart

Dates & Locations

13 December 2017 - Edinburgh


Standard price - Full day - £260 + VAT

Member price - Full day - £235 + VAT

Contributing org. price - Full day - £210 + VAT

Booking Procedure

You can view our online booking procedure here.

Purchase Orders

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Terms and conditions

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