New Scots: Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Next dates: 

Wednesday 22 February 2017 Wednesday 7 June 2017

Course Overview

Refugees are in the news all the time at the moment which brings up certain questions, for example, what’s the difference between a refugee, asylum seeker and economic migrant? This course will help you to understand the challenges that people face when they seek protection in Scotland. 

Course Content

Drawing on the experiences of people seeking asylum and people who have come through the UK Asylum Process, this course examines why people might need to flee their own country, how they seek asylum in the UK, and what opportunities exist for rebuilding their lives here in Scotland.

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

  • Recognise the legal difference between people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants
  • Analyse the real Home Office numbers of people arriving in the UK who are seeking protection
  • Understand the different protection/leave statuses in the UK and what they mean
  • Familiarise yourself with the complex UK Asylum Process (legal) and Asylum Support (welfare) systems
  • Appreciate how ordinary people, who have had extraordinary things happen to them, need support to help them begin to lead fully integrated lives
  • Identify rights and entitlements of asylum seekers and refugees, and sources of support
  • Understand the Treaty Right that we all have to protection through the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees

You should do this course if:

You work with or you are interested in the issues around people seeking asylum and refugees. The course is also designed for you if you make decisions affecting services that refugees are likely to access.

How to book

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