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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in the UK

G39 School of Education
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Monday 7th November 2016 (10:00-17:00)
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To book your place, contact:

Ann Bolstridge
Tel: +44(0)121 414 4967


We invite you to a Masterclass to share knowledge and experience about resettling Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC).

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham, are working in partnership with MEENA, an organisation that runs the Unofficial Women and Children's Centre in the unregulated refugee camp known as 'The Jungle', in Calais, to develop a set of information resources for social workers and foster carers working with UASC. We are also holding a Masterclass to consider good practice in the resettlement of these children.

Who should attend?

Social Workers and other support workers, likely to come into contact with UASC either as a result of spontaneous arrivals or organised programmes such as the National Transfer Scheme.

You will learn about:

  • Local authority statutory duties specific to UASC
  • Interpreting and maximising government guidelines
  • Children's rights and voices
  • Care planning and support
  • The settlement and integration needs of UASC
  • Journey of the child through the asylum process

There will be a number of interactive sessions throughout the day for practitioners to share 'top tips' and examples of good practice in working with UASC. All the resources developed as part of this project will be made available to organisations across the region to help assist with the resettlement of UASC under the National Transfer Scheme.

More information and how to book

For more information and full programme, please download our event flyer (PDF)

This is a FREE event and a certificate of completion will be issued to all participants.

Places are limited, so please book as soon as possible by contacting Ann Bolstridge, Email:, Tel: +44(0)121 414 4967.

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