Friday, 26 May 2017

"Shifting the Culture"

A dynamic and interactive training day for social workers IRO’s and social work managers on best practice with separated asylum seeking and migrant children

Date:      June 29 2017

Venue:   NCVO National Council for Voluntary Organisations Society Building  8 All Saints Street  London N1 9RL

Time:    10 am to 4 pm

Cost:     £99 including lunch.

We expect to be oversubscribed for this very rare training opportunity via this partnership with leading experts from a range of perspectives
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This exciting training opportunity  will delve into both the immigration, care and care leaving  contexts and systems for these children and  young  The day will focus on the social work practice issues, challenges and dilemmas from the ethical, legal & care planning perspectives and how these  impact  on unaccompanied asylum seeking and migrant children and young people. The day will examine social work theory and practice in such contentious areas as age determination, the interface between competing legal systems, what social workers can and cannot do in this work, rights and entitlements and will provide an opportunity to network with other practitioners interested in this work.

Delivery Partners  BASW- The British  Association of Social Workers. NAIRO -The National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers. MICLU -The Migrant Children’s Legal Unit and TCS - The Children Society  and Birmingham University

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Initial Free Legal Information/Signposting for NAIRO Members

NAIRO are pleased to offer our members a new service whereby a solicitor will provide NAIRO with assistance in relation to their initial legal enquiries in the course of their work.

Caroline Landes Solicitor and Partner in the firm of McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited has agreed to work with NAIRO in this regard.  Caroline has been practising law in the area of family and children for 30 years and is a member of the accreditation scheme for children law at the Law Society. 

Caroline is prepared to assist the members of NAIRO with initial legal enquiries in the course of their IRO work.  This advice will be limited to 20 minutes maximum one off per case initial legal information/signposting by telephone relating only to work undertaken by our members professionally.  

If the matter goes further then funding arrangements will be discussed and will need to be secured.  If you wish to avail yourself of this service then please contact who will then ask you to complete a form of referral which will be emailed to Caroline and following a conflict check being undertaken Caroline will make contact with you by telephone or email as soon as possible after your enquiry.  If the matter is urgent then please mark you enquiry accordingly. 

Caroline is of course happy to provide IRO’s with legal advice on personal/their own family matters and/or signpost them elsewhere within McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited.  However this advice will need to be funded and does not fall within the ambit of the above scheme.