International migration is increasingly a feature of contemporary life, with implications for social cohesion, the labour market and the delivery of services (health, housing, education). This course provides a non-specialist introduction to a range of migration and asylum issues. The course is based upon extensive and up-to-date research and policy analysis, undertaken in the UK and internationally and with international organisations, NGOs, national and local government, and community organisations.The course provides attendees with:
- an overview of legal rights and frameworks including the different categories (migrants, refugees, asylum seekers) of people with whom they come into contact;
- information about the experiences of different groups, as well as the implications of factors such as gender and age, whilst on their journey and in the UK;
- an introduction to the key policy issues including the asylum process, housing, education, employment and health;
- practical advice and information on how to work with people from migrant backgrounds, including how to build trust, undertake interviews, and work with interpreters;
- opportunities to network with, and learn from, professionals working in related sectors.
Heaven Crawley is Professor of International Migration at CTPSR where she leads a team of researchers working on issues of migration, displacement and belonging. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London and Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute. Heaven has nearly 25 years’ experience including
as head of asylum and immigration research at the UK Home Office and Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
Heaven has previously delivered training courses to international organisations and professional bodies including UNHCR, UK Home Office, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA), and Wales Strategic Migration Partnership.
Who should attend?
This course is intended for non-specialist practitioners working with those from migrant backgrounds in a range of different settings including the NHS, schools and universities, social service departments, local government offices (housing, libraries), GP surgeries, and the police. No prior knowledge or understanding of migration issues is needed or expected.
Wednesday 14 June 2017, 9.30am – 5pm, Coventry
Special offer: Buy one place and get a second place for half price for use on this course or any other CTPSR 1 day professional development course. (Offer available for individuals or colleagues from the same organisation.)
You can find out more information or book your place on the CTPSR Website.