Developing resources for local authority practitioners supporting migrant young people

24 May 2018 

The NRPF Network is extending its advice and support provision for practitioners working with older migrant children in care and care leavers

The Department for Education and the Controlling Migration Fund are currently funding a NRPF Network project to develop specialist practice guidance and tools for local authority practitioners working with migrant children in care and care leavers who are navigating the complex asylum or immigration processes.

Forming part of the Government’s safeguarding strategy​ for unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children, the new guidance and tools will focus on supporting practitioners to implement triple pathway planning for older looked after children and care leavers – where a young person’s aspirations and goals for the future are fully explored and supported based on the different possible outcomes to their asylum/immigration application. The guidance and tools will be developed with support from practitioners in authorities across the country, and most importantly, will involve the voices, views and experiences of migrant young people. 

Practice guidance and tools are also being developed to support practitioners and managers who are working with care leavers with no recourse to public funds - the focus will include supporting young people to fully understand their available options, and safeguarding vulnerable care leavers from destitution. It will include advice for practitioners on using human rights assessments to implement exclusions to leaving care support, and will complement the guidance and tools that we have already produced on supporting families and adults with no recourse to public funds. 

More information about launch dates for the guidance and tools will be shared over the coming months, but in the meantime, we can provide advice and support for practitioners working with migrant children and young people through the advice line and email enquiry service

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