Access to services and immigration advice for refugee, asylum seeking, EEA and migrant survivors of domestic abuse.
This course is designed to follow on from our Domestic Abuse and Immigration Status course and our Domestic Abuse and Free Movement Law course, however it can be attended independently but please note that it will not cover in any detail the full spectrum of immigration statuses a woman may hold.
How will I benefit by attending this course?
It will enable you to better support refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women who are experiencing domestic abuse
The course content covers:
· Access to public funds
· Entitlement to healthcare
· Right to community care services
· Accessing immigration advice/Legal Aid
· Your role as a DA expert – how to use your expertise effectively to support migrant women
Attending will give you the tools to effectively advocate for the rights of refugee, asylum seeking, EEA and migrant women to access services in the UK and to challenge for the entitlements of women.
The course is suitable for:
· Domestic Abuse Support workers
· Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocates (DAPA’s)
· Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors (IDVA’s)
· Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s)
· Community outreach workers
· Advice centre caseworkers
· Other professionals who work with survivors of abuse.
Trainer Profile- Radha Ruskin
Radha is an Accredited Senior Immigration and Asylum Adviser with extensive experience of working with refugee, asylum seeking and migrant survivors of DA and gender-based violence, including FGM, forced marriage and sex trafficking. She recently ran a project funded through Comic Relief which provided asylum seeking and migrant women with immigration representation and tribunal advocacy. She has considerable experience of working with and interviewing women who have experienced trauma and/or are suffering from mental health issues.
Radha has worked for over ten years in the generalist advice sector as an advice session manager and project co-ordinator. Welfare benefits, housing and community care (social services) issues, especially those relating to DA survivors and to EEA nationals, are areas she has particular expertise and interest in. Radha is currently employed part-time as a Duty Manager at an advice agency in Bristol. In addition she provides immigration advice and representation on a voluntary basis to vulnerable clients with complex immigration issues who are unable to access legal aid. This includes ‘outside the Rules’ cases based on article 8 (right to family life), and complex EEA law based cases, including derivative and retained rights of residence.
Radha has run training sessions on a range of legal and advice-based immigration and asylum issues, from legal, topic-specific update courses, to advocacy and interviewing skills sessions.
Bristol: 4th October 2017
London: 6th December 2017
Manchester: 1st November 2017
There is approximately 30 minutes of overlap between this course and our Domestic Abuse and Immigration Status course. For this reason we are offering a 20% discount to participants booking on both courses.