Introduction to social services support for people with no recourse to public funds
Develop your knowledge to identify correct signposting options or referral routes for a person who is at risk of homelessness when they are unable to access benefits and housing due to their immigration status.
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Who it's for
Social care staff
Council officers responsible for developing strategies, policies and procedures
Other professionals who advise non-UK nationals
This is an introductory course for people who have little or no prior knowledge the support options for people with no recourse to public funds and who may need to make referrals to social services.
What you’ll learn
What ‘no recourse to public funds’ means and who this applies to
When social services duties to provide accommodation and financial support may apply to an adult or family with no recourse to public funds
How to make a referral to social services when a person requires support
Other support and signposting options for a person with no recourse to public funds who is at risk of homelessness
Overview of the UK immigration system and how immigration status affects entitlements to services
Social services' support provided under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 and the Care Act 2014
Making referrals into social services for accommodation and financial support
Support for asylum seekers and victims of modern slavery
Good practice, and signposting information for people with no recourse to public funds and officers who may need to make referrals into social services
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