Children’s Rights Webinars 

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has developed a series of webinars aiming to upskill professionals working with refugee and migrant children and young people. Our webinars run as morning or afternoon sessions and include materials, case studies and regular opportunities for questions. These webinars are intended for social workers, advocates, IROs, support workers, lawyers/immigration advisers, teachers, foster carers, advisers and volunteers.

1. Child trafficking and modern slavery

This webinar provides information for professionals supporting child victims of trafficking and modern slavery. Areas covered will include how to identify, support and protect potential victims of child trafficking in practice; an overview of the legal framework and the National Referral Mechanism; and the relationship between trafficking and the asylum process. 

2. Children’s asylum claims

This webinar provides an introduction to the asylum process for unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC). The course content includes looking at the particular processes for children, how to support children through the asylum process and different types of immigration status that can be granted. The course will also briefly cover appeal rights and appeal rights exhausted cases.

3. Refugee and migrant children in care

This webinar will look at the general principles and local authority duties towards children in care with immigration issues. Participants will also gain an understanding of planning, education and access to services, as well as information on immigration, asylum and EU routes to regularising status. Finally, we will cover leaving care support and options for undocumented and appeal rights exhausted young people leaving care. 

Other Online Training 

The rights and entitlements of young refugees and unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Our comprehensive, one-day training course covers law, policy and processes affecting asylum-seeking children and young people, focusing on unaccompanied children who are looked after and care leavers. Participants gain an understanding of these children’s particular needs and vulnerabilities, gaining a practical understanding of how to support them across different areas: the asylum and immigration system, age assessment and care and support including transition at 18 and 21.