Project 17

Training for advisers

We run training the following sessions for advisers and frontline workers assisting migrants with no recourse to public funds.

1. Local authority support for families with No Recourse to Public Funds

  • Understanding ‘no recourse to public funds’
  • Identifying immigration statuses and entitlements
  • Support for families: section 17 of the Children Act 1989
  • Impact of the Immigration Act 2016 and para 10A support
  • Common barriers to accessing support (and how to overcome them)
  • Remedying refusals

This is a full day course.

Upcoming dates:

  • 31/01/18 - London
  • 21/02/18 - London
  • 12/04/18 - London
  • 02/05/18 - London
  • 16/05/18 - Birmingham 
  • 07/06/18 - Manchester


To register your interest in attending, please complete this form. You will be contacted with further details within 2 weeks.


2. Challenging refusals of support for families with NRPF 

  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Common reasons for refusing support under s.17
  • Preparing effective referrals to minimise refusals
  • Responding to refusals and failures to assess
  • Accessing legal advice and representation

This is a full day course. 


Next date: TBC  

We also offer in-house training for larger organisations that can be attended by up to 25 participants. Contact us if you are interested in hosting an in-house training session.

Some of our previous participants have said: 

"Excellent! Trainers clearly had very in-depth knowledge of the issues addressed by the training session. I feel like I have learned a lot!"

"Varied in content. Informative. Learnt new information and clarified things I thought I knew."

"Very informative session. I have learnt a lot. Every frontline worker should attend this course."

We have delivered training sessions to many organisations, including:

  • The Children’s Society
  • Refugee Council
  • Refugee Action
  • School Home Support
  • SHP
  • Refuge
  • Migrant Help
  • British Red Cross
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