Immigration and care planning for looked after migrant children and care leavers 

Develop your knowledge and skills to implement corporate parenting principles and statutory guidance in order to secure the best outcomes for migrant children with outstanding immigration issues and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASCs). Understand how to consider immigration status within care and pathway planning. 


One day 

Who it's for

  • Social workers​
  • Personal advisers 
  • Managers
  • Independent Reviewing Officers
  • Other relevant professionals involved in care or pathway planning, or who are providing accommodation

What you’ll learn

  • Understanding of immigration terminology and different status types 
  • What action may need to be taken to support looked after children or care leavers to resolve their immigration status
  • How immigration status impacts on entitlement to benefits and support options when a young person turns 18, including risks faced by a young person who is Appeal Rights Exhausted (ARE)
  • Understand when to implement triple pathway planning with a view to achieving durable outcomes for young people 

Course outline

  • Applying corporate parenting duties to migrant children and care leavers
  • Immigration outcomes and options for UASCs and other migrant children, including EEA nationals 
  • Legal advice and legal aid funding
  • Entitlement to benefits, housing, NHS treatment and higher education 
  • Schedule 3 exclusion - when a human rights assessment is required*
  • Planning approaches - a focus on triple pathway planning and best practice
  • Good practice and resources
*Schedule 3 of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

Upcoming dates

2 June 2020 in London


£170 - includi​ng lunch

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Related courses 

  • Human rights assessments for care leavers: eligibility​ for leaving care support post-18 - see course content here​​