Social Worker - Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£26,999 - £33,799 (Plus relocation package up to £8,000 - Terms & Conditions will apply)
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
09 Jun 2019
Job Ref
BCT/19/99044
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

The UK Border agency’s definition of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) is children who are applying for asylum in their own right; separated from both parents; and are not being cared for by an adult, who in law or by custom, has a responsibility to do so.

Birmingham Children’s Trust's duty under section 17 and section 20 of the Children’s Act 1989 is to assess children in these circumstances needs; and provide support and accommodation. 

Where there is uncertainty as to the age of the child or young person; an age assessment, governed by statutory practice, is undertaken.  The outcome may then be challenged in the courts.

Children accepted or assessed as being under 16 are accommodated in a foster placement, where the young person is considered and/or assessed to be aged 16 -18, they are placed in supportive accommodation. 

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