Navigating the complexities of Asylum in the UK

Asylum Guides is a project Refugee Action have created to support asylum seekers with legal information and literacy. Refugee Roots will be delivering the training and equipping volunteers to become Asylum Guides.

What is the Asylum Guides programme?
Asylum Guides is a national programme aimed at organisations working with asylum seekers. Refugee Action's toolkits enable volunteers to meet with clients and help them to navigate their asylum journey.
What does an Asylum Guide do?
Asylum Guides are trained volunteers, matched up with asylum seekers to provide legal information about the asylum process. Over the course of a few meetings, they explain the asylum system in a way that is accessible and easy to understand.

We require volunteers to attend/access all four sessions of the training. Each lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. 

Training will be held online. 

Part One

  • Introduction to Asylum Guides
  • Asylum in the UK

30th July

Part Two

  • The Asylum Process

3rd Aug

Part Three

  • Legal Information vs Advice

6th Aug

Part Four

  • Confidentiality and Boundaries

10th Aug

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