Safeguarding week event on understanding and supporting refugee integration

An event aimed at providing an insight into the challenges facing new refugees and how to respond, as well as providing people with more knowledge on migration issues, will form part of South Yorkshire Safeguarding Awareness Week (8 to 12 July).

As well as being of interest to organisations and people working in the public sector, the free half-day event may also be of interest to people working as volunteers in the community.

Taking place on Friday 12 July, 9am to 12.30pm at Barnsley Town Hall, attendees will:

  • Recognise the legal difference between people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrant groups.
  • Gain knowledge of the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers and the reasons they seek protection.
  • Understand the basics of the asylum system, refugee resettlement programmes and UASC.
  • Understand the refugee ‘move-on’ period and integration process.
  • Understand the key challenges and barriers to refugee integration.
  • Begin thinking about how service providers may respond to some of these challenges.

The event will be run by Migration Yorkshire, a local authority-led regional migration partnership. They work with national government, local government, and others to ensure that Yorkshire and Humber can deal with and benefit from migration.

People interested in attending this event are asked to book their place in advance by visiting and searching for understanding and supporting refugee integration.

More information about events taking part during the week can be found here

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