Thursday 20 February 2020

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - Age Assessment Training

East Midlands Councils is holding a one day training event on Age Assessments for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC).

This practical event will cover the legislative background to asylum claims; look at the relevant guidelines applicable; look at the Merton and other relevant decisions, and the issues involved in preparation for the assessment and then the assessment itself.

The aim of the event is to familiarise attendees with the relevant guidance and legislation relevant to age assessment, including grounds for asylum; to enable them to be confident in withstanding challenges to an assessment. 

Content of the day

 The session will cover:

  • When and why to assess: decisions of the courts and tribunal
  • Current UKVI/Home Office Guidance
  • The process of assessment
  • Practice and pitfalls
  • Asylum

Who should attend?

The training is aimed at local authority Children’s Services Social Workers, and other professionals involved in the age assessment process. 

The Trainer:

Pat Monro – Pat is a former child care and family solicitor and part time immigration judge; former Chair of Association of Lawyers for Children and Children Sub-Committee of Law Society; currently trainer and volunteer lawyer at Refugee Action Kingston.

Event Date:

Thursday 5 July 2018, 9.30 am – 4.15 pm


Pera Business Park
Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0PB


£175 + VAT for EMC Members (Buy One, Get One Free)

 £225 + VAT for Non-members (Buy One, Get One Free)

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To book a place please use the on-line booking below.

Closing Date:

The closing date for bookings is Thursday 28th June 2018.  Please read our Terms and Conditions regarding cancellations etc.


For further information, please contact Matthew Clarke


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