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New Scots: Refugees and the Asylum Process

This is a past event.

From 09:30 to 16:00 on 20th September 2017

Portland house, 17 Renfield Street G2 5AH

Cost: £155

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.

Local Authority Area
Scottish Refugee Council
[email protected]
0141 248 9799