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Code: SGC/20/426 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Session 4: Intercultural Awareness (EVENT FULL) (Cancelled)


Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: 4 half day training sessions suitable for any profession.


Following on from the previous course, we have condensed the previous five sessions into four, and are running them at a closer intervals which we hope you will find more helpful. You are also able to choose which sessions best meet your needs, and so as a result each course is set up separately on the system. We would recommend that in order for you to get the most benefit, that you attend all four sessions, but do realise that this isn't always possible.


Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

1. The Refugee Journey: Consider patterns of global migrationto understand why refugees and asylum seekers might arrive in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys.

2. The U.K Asylum System: Examine how the system works (or doesn’t work) and the entitlements of refugees and asylum seekers at different stages of the process.

3. Unaccompanied Children: Understand why and how young people travel to the UK alone and consider the specific needs of this vulnerable group.

Please note: All participants for this session must have attended session 2, The UK Asylum System.


4. Intercultural Awareness: Explore how it feels to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. Look at some fundamental ways in which cultures differ from each other, which may give insights into intercultural misunderstandings.

This highly interactive training is facilitated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb from Tamarisk Training, using a variety of activities including simulations, games, discussions, case studies.



Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at www.tamarisktraining.co.uk .



If you have specific questions that you would like the trainers to address please email them to 'Alison Clarkson Webb' alison@tamarisktraining.co.uk  no later than two weeks prior to the course.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 April 2020 09:30 - 13:00 The Batch Community Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/977 Understanding your role in supporting children and families with Early Help

This ½ day training course is organised by South Gloucestershire’s Early Help Partnership Support Team and is targeted at professionals working directly with children and families. Recognising when families need early support is everyone’s responsibility and this multi-agency course aims to give professionals the opportunity to understand more about Early Help and how early intervention can help to improve outcomes for children and their families. This course will also cover basic information about the Early Help/ SAFeh assessment and the processes and procedures for making a referral to South Gloucestershire’s Children’s Services.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 May 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/783 An Introduction to Equality and Diversity (includes disability awareness)



Core Skills 4 - Important Core Skill training looking at how we respect and celebrate differences in others, the power of language and why it is important.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 June 2020 18:30 - 21:30 Badminton Road G12 Map

Code: SGC/20/0719 Equality and Diversity: Diversity - So What?

This course has been put together and will be delivered by Aimee Williams, Consultant Social Worker

It is an interactive course with learning from case studies, video clips and group work.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 17 June 2020 09:30 - 14:30 TBC Map

Code: SGC/20/0756 Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Session 4: Intercultural Awareness


Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: 4 half day training sessions suitable for any profession.


Following on from the previous course, we have condensed the previous five sessions into four, and are running them at a closer intervals which we hope you will find more helpful. You are also able to choose which sessions best meet your needs, and so as a result each course is set up separately on the system. We would recommend that in order for you to get the most benefit, that you attend all four sessions, but do realise that this isn't always possible.


Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?

This course may be what you are looking for.

About the Course:

1. The Refugee Journey: Consider patterns of global migrationto understand why refugees and asylum seekers might arrive in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys.

2. The U.K Asylum System: Examine how the system works (or doesn’t work) and the entitlements of refugees and asylum seekers at different stages of the process.

3. Unaccompanied Children: Understand why and how young people travel to the UK alone and consider the specific needs of this vulnerable group.

Please note: All participants for this session must have attended session 2, The UK Asylum System.


4. Intercultural Awareness: Explore how it feels to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. Look at some fundamental ways in which cultures differ from each other, which may give insights into intercultural misunderstandings.

This highly interactive training is facilitated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb from Tamarisk Training, using a variety of activities including simulations, games, discussions, case studies.



Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at www.tamarisktraining.co.uk .



If you have specific questions that you would like the trainers to address please email them to 'Alison Clarkson Webb' alison@tamarisktraining.co.uk  no later than two weeks prior to the course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 TBA 09:30 - 13:00 TBC Map