Asylum Eligibility and Support - Refugee Council

Asylum Eligibility and Support

Contact the Training team to discuss in-house delivery at your organisation, more scheduled training dates to be announced soon!  T: 020 7346 1044.


Course Overview

The Refugee Council is the leading UK charity working with separated children seeking asylum. We have provided advice and support to these children as well as to those caring for them for over two decades. We deliver bespoke training on this subject matter to a range of professionals. Our trainers have extensive up-to-date knowledge and front-line experience of this work, ensuring that our courses are dynamic, relevant and engaging. Participants have given us consistently positive feedback:

The Refugee Council’s delivery staff work directly with asylum seekers, liaise with social work teams and are aware of the latest policy and legal updates, including their relevance to support casework. Developed and delivered by frontline staff, the training thus reflects this up-to-date knowledge and extensive experience, and is dynamic, relevant and engaging.

This course provides an overview of frameworks, entitlements and support to enable best practice within statutory social work with asylum seekers and refugees.

Participants have given us consistently positive feedback:

‘Really enjoyed learning today; engaging throughout.’

‘Very informative.’

‘I will put what I learned today into practice, and be able to provide advice to others from knowledge gained today.’

Course suitability 

Social workers and others wishing to gain a better understanding of duties of care for Local Authorities.

Aims and objectives

By completing this one-day course participants will be able to:

  1. Recognise and identify the statutory duties of the local authority to asylum seekers and refugees
  2. Know how to establish someone’s status and entitlements
  3. Identify and review if an individual has recourse to public funds
  4. Understand appropriate hospital discharges for asylum seekers
  5. Understand the legal framework within which you work with asylum seekers and when to seek legal advice
  6. Identify appropriate types of accommodation for asylum seekers based on their presenting needs