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A partnership project delivered by Welsh Refugee Council, COMPAS and the Migration Observatory. Funded by Welsh Government.

The Migration Services in Wales project delivered a training programme between April 2016-July 2016. The training programme provided information to practitioners on the implications of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 for migrants in Wales.

The course descriptions and feedback from participants can be found below:

 

Migrant families with dependent children: destitution, safeguarding and services under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Aim

This training will provide information to participants on the implications for migrant families with dependent children of the new Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 from April 2014, focusing in particular on the safeguarding considerations around destitution and local authority assessments of need for care and support.

Course content

  • Destitution and the ‘no recourse to public funds (NRPF)’ policy
  • Accommodation and financial support for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers
  • Migration considerations relevant to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Children and families
  • Assessments of need for care and support for children and families under Section 21 Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 – Children and families
  • Implications of immigration exclusions to local authority support under Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 for children and families (including considerations relevant to mobile EU citizens)

 

Migrants (single adults): destitution, safeguarding and services under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Aim

This training will provide information to participants on the implications for migrant single adults of the new Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act 2014 from April 2014, focusing in particular on the safeguarding considerations around destitution and local authority assessments of need for care and support.

Course Content

  • Destitution and the 'no recourse to public funds (NRPF)' policy
  • Accommodation and financial support for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers
  • Migration considerations relevant to the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 - Single adults
  • Assessments of need for care and support for single adults under Section 19 Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014- Children and families
  • Implications of immigration exclusions to local authority support under Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 for single adults (including considerations relevant to mobile EU citizens)
  • Support services in Wales for destitute single adults with no entitlement to statutory support

 

Feedback from participants

"Useful, factual information, good level of interaction with helpful exercises and case studies."

"Enhanced legislation knowledge which supports the women I care for."

"Very interesting, have gained an understanding of a very complex process."

"Excellent information, very relevant and applicable to practice."

The Migration Services in Wales project is delivered by Welsh Refugee Council, COMPAS and the Migration Observatory. Funded by Welsh Government.

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