Accommodation and support for support providers: 8 September 2021, 1.30-4.30pm

Ensuring that survivors get support and safe, secure and appropriate accommodation can be very challenging. This training will give support workers a firm understanding of the legal principals which underpin survivors’ rights and develop confidence in how to advocate for those rights.

  • Have you had cases where a survivor is in asylum accommodation that is not appropriate and you are unsure what to do?
  • Do you know how the failure to provide safe and appropriate support and/or accommodation can be challenged legally?
  • Do you know when to refer someone for homelessness assistance from the local authority?
  • Confused by the Recover Needs Assessment process?
  • Tried to help a survivor where no one seems willing to help because of their high support needs?

If you have wanted help with any of these questions, this session is for you. The training will be useful for both experienced and less experienced support workers. It will cover support and accommodation options before, during and after the NRM process.

In this interactive session, participants will be able to try challenging the failure to provide support by writing a letter requesting that a survivors’ needs are met, using the legal principals from the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (ECAT).

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Safeguarding for support providers: 22 September 2021: 1.30-4.30pm

For support workers working with survivors, the risk of re-trafficking is a reality and taking steps to prevent further exploitation is key area of practice.

  • What is re-trafficking, why does it happen and who does it affect?
  • What should the authorities do if a survivor goes missing?
  • What should I do if someone I’m helping someone who goes missing?
  • What should I do if I’m helping someone who has previously been re-trafficked?

If you want answers and practical skills to help with any of these questions, this training is for you. While many support providers will have had internal training on safeguarding, this training will provide an overview in the context of re-trafficking, the legal principles that underpin safeguarding duties and practical steps that can be taken, not only by support professionals, but by the authorities who have a duty to protect survivors.

It will cover important topics such as consent and confidentiality and build practical skills to help build a relationship of trust with survivors and prevent further exploitation, where possible. In this interactive session, participants will learn who to contact where there are safeguarding concerns, what actions should be taken if a survivor goes missing and try writing an email to the authorities in a case study.

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This session will cover trafficking and modern slavery law and policy, and ways to overcome the obstacles practitioners may face during a case, including immigration appeals where trafficking grounds are considered and judicial reviews.

The training will focus on how to represent a potential victim of trafficking and/or modern slavery on a legal aid contract in a way achieves justice for your client but is also financially viable for your practice.

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The trainer

Lindsay Cundall is an immigration solicitor and public law supervisor, and the training lead in ATLEU’s Sheffield office. She qualified under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) in 2010. Lindsay qualified as a solicitor with Wilson Solicitors LLP; her training was based in the immigration and public law departments. Lindsay previously worked at Refugee and Migrant Justice, Brighton Housing Trust and the UNHCR.

She has extensive experience of representing survivors of trafficking and slavery, particularly in complex judicial review claims, representing those detained in immigration detention or going through the criminal justice process. She is a contributor to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice. Lindsay works closely with support workers and legal advisors across the country, providing training and support to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rights and entitlements of survivors of trafficking and slavery.

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