Following on from previous sessions last year, Rights and Equality Sandwell are please to offer the opportunity for further training to organisations to support families and individual access their correct rights and entitlements. The training resulted from schools and community organisations reporting that new families were coming into the area and were destitute and this was having a direct impact on the pupils’ learning.
The session offered can be either a morning or afternoon and is an opportunity for up to 20 practitioners, groups and individuals to find out about Immigration status, the legal framework, entitlements and benefits and duties towards children in need. In order to cover the cost of a trainer (from an immigration rights organisation) there would be a charge of approximately £20 per participant for attendance.
The session covers:-
- Immigration status (exploring and explaining the statuses people subject to immigration control may present with).
- Statutory framework (legislation affecting migrants’ access to welfare support).
- Section 17 of the Children Act 1989: overview of LA statutory powers & duties towards ‘children in need’ Legal definition of ‘child in need’.
- Regularising status: how to obtain leave to remain.
- Case studies – group work exploring agency responses to real-life scenarios.
If you are interested in this, please contact Belinda Blake at Rights and Equality Sandwell – 0121 541 1775 or e-mail: Belinda.Blake@rightsandequalitysandwell.co.uk