Working with separated childen
Developed and delivered in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council
DescriptionThis 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.
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 attendHousing 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 InfoJamie 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 & Locations13 December 2017 - Edinburgh
Standard price - Full day - £260 + VAT
Member price - Full day - £235 + VAT
Contributing org. price - Full day - £210 + VAT
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