Refugee Children's Project Training

The ILPA Refugee Children's Project has now ended, but the courses continue to inform the design of our mainstream training programme and talks, as well as our responses to requests for in-house training.

"Really well-organised and well paced",  "Experience of speakers shone through", "Excellent balance between law and procedure", "Absolutely fascinating", "Very enjoyable and well-organised", "Resources pack excellent", "...trainers interesting and informative", "...absolutely empowering for immigration lawyers + inspirational!", " ...a lot of useful practical examples and suggestions for tactical problems"

Tutors

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Good Practice in Working with Refugee Children

Entry Level Course (3 CPD points). Delivered in Glasgow (1), Manchester (1) and London (4).  This course is designed to create in a practitioner an attitude toward children's cases and a way of approaching them that allows them to develop their skills within a secure framework and give them a firm foundation on which to build their practice.  The course provides an insight into the legal and policy framework relating to the rights and entitlements of refugee children and those involved in status determination and care proceedings. Informration is provided about guidelines, standards and good practice for working with children; how to identify child specific persecution and protection needs; and means of collecting and evaluating their evidence. 

Tactics and Strategies for Age Disputes

Advanced level course (3 CPD points).  Delivered in Birmingham (1), London (2) and Manchester (1). Strategies and tactics to employ when running cases involving age disputes. It is aimed at immigration practitioners with some prior experience working with refugee children and with age disputes.  In-depth presentation and analysis of age disputes with a focus on tactics and strategies for dealing with these cases.

Working with Refugee Children: immigration law for community care lawyers

Aimed at community care lawyers who may encounter cases involving refugee children (3 CPD points). The objectives of the course are to give lawyers an understanding of the basic framework of immigration law, the interplay between immigration law and community care law and the procedures and main documents involved in asylum case so that participants can identify the relevant immigration points and protection issues. 

Working with Refugee Children: immigration law for criminal law practitioners

Aimed at criminal lawyers who may encounter cases involving refugee children (3 CPD points). The objectives of the course are to give lawyers an understanding of the basic framework of immigration law and the interplay between immigration law and criminal law; of the procedures and main documents involved in asylum case, of the impact of offences on immigration status and defences to employ so that participants can identify the relevant immigration points and protection issues.

Working with Refugee Children: immigration law for family lawyers

Aimed at family lawyers who may encounter cases involving refugee children(3 CPD points). The objectives of the course are to give lawyers an understanding of the basic framework of immigration law and the interplay between immigration law and family law; of the procedures and the main documents involved in asylum case so that participants can identify the relevant immigration points and protection issues.