Freedom from Torture - Risk, Resilience and Rights: UK Asylum System for Separated Young People

Risk, Resilience and Rights: UK Asylum System for Separated Young People

Booking group
8 November, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:00
Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle (

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“The UK asylum system is complex, but knowing how to help a separated young person through the process can be straightforward”

This module aims to help practitioners gain a better understanding of the legal context (in terms of asylum, access to support and protection) as relevant to their work with separated children and young people

This training is designed for healthcare practitioners, social workers, project workers, teachers, educational psychologists, and others who work with unaccompanied / separated young people seeking asylum.


Learning objectives

By the end of this 1-day training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key stages within the UK asylum system which separated young people must navigate when seeking protection in the UK, including interviews, decisions, and onward appeals.
  • Identify the key support rights and entitlements for children and young people (either in families or separated from their families), including leaving care provisions, housing and access to education.
  • Recognise what practitioners can do within their role to support young people who are going through the UK asylum system and facing challenges with their legal or welfare cases.
  • Confidently know who and how to refer to external agencies for additional support with complex legal and welfare challenges.

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The standard registration fee for this one day training programme is £70 per participant. If you work for a NGO/charity, we offer a discounted rate of £30 per participant.


About the facilitator, Jen Ang

Jen Ang is a Legal Adviser in Freedom from Torture’s Glasgow and Newcastle offices, with over 12 years’ experience in practice in Scotland, England & Wales and New York State. She is a Partner and Director at JustRight Scotland, a charity based in Glasgow that provides legal advice and representation to asylum seeking and trafficked children and young people across Scotland.

Jen is an experienced lecturer in law and has been employed by the Open University for over 10 years, lecturing on both Scots law and the law of England and Wales. She is also a consultant to the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit at Islington Law Centre, where she ran the Responsibility Shared legal education programme, promoting wider understanding of the rights of migrant children and young people across the UK.


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