Project 17

Training for advisers

We run training on the following sessions for advisers and frontline workers assisting migrant families with no recourse to public funds. Because of the Coronavirus outbreak we have paused all face to face training and are delivering sessions online. We have new training sessions avaliable to sign up to now!

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1. Introduction to support options for families with No Recourse to Public Funds 

This introductory session focuses on the wider support options available for migrants with NRPF. It is aimed at professionals who would like to improve their knowledge on these issues and who occasionally work with families with No Recourse to Public Funds.

The session will cover:

  • Understanding ‘no recourse to public funds’
  • Identifying immigration status and entitlements
  • Issues and barriers faced by adults with NRPF
  • Asylum support (Section 95, 98, and 4)
  • Care Act 2014
  • Destitute Domestic Violence Concession
  • Section 17
  • Change of Conditions

Please note, if you have already attended our standard training that the material is very similar.

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday 27th July 2022, 10am-12.30pm. Register here. 

 

2. Section 17 Support for Families with No Recourse to Public Funds

This session looks in depth at Section 17 support for families with NRPF and is aimed at professionals working regularly with these families. Please note the training does not look at support for those without children.

The session will cover:

  • Understanding ‘no recourse to public funds’
  • Identifying immigration status and entitlements
  • Support for families: section 17 of the Children Act 1989
  • Child in need assessments and human rights assessments
  • Risks to requesting support
  • Common problems accessing support (and how to overcome them)

Upcoming dates:

There are no upcoming dates for this training. 

  

3. Challenging local authority refusals of Section 17 for families with NRPF

This is a more advanced course for those who have attended Project 17's supporting families with no recourse to public fund training, or for those who regularly make Section 17 referrals. The course focuses on getting the best outcomes for families requesting support from local authorities. It helps workers prepare clients for assessments, anticipate refusals, and challenge negative decisions.

The course covers:

  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Common reasons for refusing support under s.17
  • Preparing effective referrals to minimise refusals
  • Responding to refusals and failures to assess
  • Accessing legal advice and representation

Please note, the training does not look at support for those without children.

This is a full day course. 

10am-3:30pm. 

Upcoming dates: 

There are no upcoming dates for this training. 

 

4. Section 17 support for families with NRPF experiencing domestic abuse

This session covers some of the same areas as our 'Local authority support for families with No Recourse to Public Funds' training but with a focus on those experiencing domestic abuse.

The session explores:

  • Understanding ‘no recourse to public funds’
  • Identifying immigration status and entitlements
  • Support for families: section 17 of the Children Act 1989
  • Children in need as a result of Domestic Abuse
  • Challenging decisions

Upcoming dates:

Thursday 4th August 2022, 10am - 2.30pm. Register here 

 

5.  Working with families with NRPF: best practice for local authority staff   

This session is designed to assist staff working in local authorities to support families with NRPF to access support.

Please note, this session is only for social workers, social work students, and those working in Local Authorities. 

The session explores:

  • Identifying our shared values 
  • Understanding ‘no recourse to public funds’ .
  • Understanding issues and barriers faced by families with NRPF.
  • Identifying immigration statuses, and supporting families to access advice.
  • Overview of section 17 of the Children Act 1989. 
  • Supporting families with NRPF to overcome barriers faced when trying to access s.17 support.

Upcoming dates:

There are no upcoming dates for this training

 

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Please use the relevant Eventbrite links above to register for the courses. You will be contacted with further details within 2 weeks.

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We also offer in-house training for larger organisations that can be attended by up to 25 participants. Contact us if you are interested in hosting an in-house training session.

Some of our previous participants have said: 

"Excellent! Trainers clearly had very in-depth knowledge of the issues addressed by the training session. I feel like I have learned a lot!"

"Varied in content. Informative. Learnt new information and clarified things I thought I knew."

"Very informative session. I have learnt a lot. Every frontline worker should attend this course."

We have delivered training sessions to many organisations, including:

  • The Children’s Society
  • Refugee Council
  • Refugee Action
  • School Home Support
  • SHP
  • Refuge
  • Migrant Help
  • British Red Cross