Domestic abuse and immigration status (CPD course)
CPD: 6 points
How to identify the immigration status and assess the right to access public funds of refugee, asylum seeking and migrant survivors of domestic abuse.
How will I benefit by attending this course?
It will enable you to better support refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women who are experiencing domestic abuse.
Who is this training suitable for?
This course is suitable for professionals who want to gain greater knowledge the various immigration statuses survivors may have and the rights to access welfare benefits/public funds attached to these.
• Support workers
• Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocates (DAPA’s)
• Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors (IDVA’s)
• Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s)
• Community outreach workers
• Advice centre caseworkers
• Other professionals who work with survivors of abuse.
Women’s Aid members: £150
Note: There is approximately 30 minutes of overlap between this course and our Access to services and immigration advice for refugee, asylum-seeking, EEA and migrant survivors of domestic abuse course. For this reason we are offering a 20% discount to participants booking on both courses.
Radha is an Accredited Senior Immigration and Asylum Adviser with extensive experience of working with refugee, asylum seeking and migrant survivors of DA and gender-based violence, including FGM, forced marriage and sex trafficking. She recently ran a project funded through Comic Relief which provided asylum seeking and migrant women with immigration representation and tribunal advocacy. She has considerable experience of working with and interviewing women who have experienced trauma and/or are suffering from mental health issues.
Radha has worked for over ten years in the generalist advice sector as an advice session manager and project co-ordinator. Welfare benefits, housing and community care (social services) issues, especially those relating to DA survivors and to EEA nationals, are areas she has particular expertise and interest in. Radha is currently employed part-time as a Duty Manager at an advice agency in Bristol. In addition she provides immigration advice and representation on a voluntary basis to vulnerable clients with complex immigration issues who are unable to access legal aid. This includes ‘outside the Rules’ cases based on article 8 (right to family life), and complex EEA law based cases, including derivative and retained rights of residence.
Radha has run training sessions on a range of legal and advice-based immigration and asylum issues, from legal, topic-specific update courses, to advocacy and interviewing skills sessions.