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Training & Events

Our rolling programme of training sessions and events has been developed to address the core safeguarding issues encountered by those working with refugees and vulnerable migrant communities. With an ethos to make safeguarding accessible for all, we offer a variety of free and paid-for sessions, as well tiered pricing for affordability. 

 

To attend an upcoming session, please register using the links below. All live events can also be booked through Eventbrite here.

 

If you have any questions about any of the topics covered, please don't hesitate to get in touch at info@saferfoundations.co.uk .

Title: Responding to Mental Health Crisis and Suicidal Ideation
Date: Wednesday 24th January 2024 
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Price: £50 - £100

This three-hour training session will explore mental health in the context of those seeking asylum and refugees. We will touch on the impact of culture and trauma and differing options for support.

 

Additionally, we will address recognising and responding to suicidal ideation in a range of settings. This course aims to equip attendees with more confidence to manage and understand these challenging situations.

*Please note that this is a challenging topic with difficult subject matter. Please do not hesitate to get in contact before or after the session if you have any worries or concerns about attending.

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Title: Supporting the Wellbeing of Staff and Volunteers in the Migrant Sector
Date: Wednesday 7th February 2024
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Price: £50 - £100

This session will offer the chance to step back from the everyday demands of managing busy services, connect with others facing similar challenges and learn simple and accessible models that will give you new tools to support your teams and improve wellbeing.

Delivered by trainers who have 40 years' experience of working in the refugee sector, this training session will:

  • Provide the space to help you to reflect on what is within your control in a work setting that increasingly leaves us and the people we support feeling powerless.
     

  • Offer simple models will help you to think in new ways about how to have the most supportive and healthy relationship with your teams.
     

  • Support you to think about the right approach to take to improve levels of emotional resilience, wellbeing and safety in your teams.

Title: Supporting and Safeguarding Children in the Asylum System
Date: Tuesday 27th February 2024

Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Price: £50 - £100

 

This session will look at the key considerations and risks around children in the asylum system, with the aim to provide routes and options of support. We will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Explaining The Children Act 1989, and the framework it provides for the current safeguarding and child protection systems and laws implemented in England. 
     

  • Identifying systemic and specific risk-factors, e.g. exploitation and domestic abuse, and how these can be monitored and managed.
     

  • Considering the Illegal Migration Act and its impact. 
     

  • Understanding the age assessment process and how age disputes are resolved. 
     

  • Exploring the importance of working with a trauma-informed approach, and how to ensure this is put into practice.

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Title: Safeguarding in the Refugee and Migrant Sector: An Overview for Frontline Staff
Date: Thursday 14th March 2024
Time: 10am - 1pm
Price: £80 - £160

This training session aims to cover the 'need to know' parts of safeguarding that are key in frontline work when supporting refugees and people seeking asylum.

The training is broken down into two parts:

  • A pre-training video covering the 'need to know' basics of legislation, approaching risk and increasing confidence in understanding and escalating safeguarding situations within the context of the sector. This video will be sent prior to the live session to allow attendees the opportunity to watch and digest before the online session.
     

  • The 3-hour interactive training session which will build on the pre-training video and allow attendees to put their learning into practice with sector-specific case scenarios and approaches that build confidence in using safeguarding as a tool of advocacy.

Title: Safeguarding in the Refugee and Migrant Sector: Safeguarding Leads

Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024

Time: 10am - 1pm

Price: £80 - £160

 

This training session is specifically aimed at staff who hold Safeguarding Lead responsibility. The training is broken down into two parts:

  • A pre-training video providing an overview of what it means to be a Safeguarding Lead. This training video will cover the main responsibilities of the role, internal escalation procedures and considerations, best practice approaches to risk management and supporting staff. This video will be sent prior to the session to allow attendees chance to watch in their own time before attending the interactive training session.
     

  • The three-hour interactive session will take an in-depth look at what it means to be a Safeguarding Lead within the context of the refugee and migrant sector. Using a range of case studies and thematic areas, we will explore managing and categorising risk and creating a positive culture of safeguarding support.

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