How to Manage: Refugee and asylum-seeking children and young people - online

This course aims to increase awareness, knowledge, skills and confidence to assess and manage the health needs of accompanied and unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children (AURASC) across medical settings.
Date: -
Time: -
Spaces available

The RCPCH is pleased to offer this course at a reduced rate. Please note the fees may be subject to change.

  • RCPCH member - Consultant: £130
  • RCPCH member - Trainee and SAS Doctor, Nurses, AHPs: £100
  • Non-RCPCH member: £180

Course aim

This study day will help delegates develop an updated and evidence-based approach to the assessment and management of accompanied and unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children.

Course description

Current and previous global events mean an ever-increasing number of accompanied and unaccompanied refugee and asylum seeking children in our patient population. AURASC present complex health needs underpinned by their vulnerabilities. Health professionals working with AURASC must be equipped to identify and address short- and long-term health needs in a multidisciplinary manner.

This course will cover the clinical risk assessment and multidisciplinary approach to the holistic management of AURASC.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:  

  • Understand the scale and complexity of health needs in the local, national, and global context for AURASC
  • Recognise the impact of the refugee and asylum seeking processes on the health of children and young people
  • Recognise the importance of practising trauma informed care, using interpreters appropriately, and achieving effective communication with both AURASC and other professionals 
  • Understand and implement a framework for the initial assessment of AURASC
  • Recognise the common physical and mental health needs of AURASC and understand how to approach these needs
  • Analyse the key infectious disease risks that affect AURASC and the screening processes for these conditions
  • Understand the vulnerable status of AURASC and address the safeguarding and ethical aspects of their care
  • Recognise the RCPCH’s current position on age assessment in asylum seeking children and understand the scientific and ethical challenges associated with disputed age in asylum seeking and refugee young people
  • Evaluate psychosocial health needs of AURASC including the importance of family reunification and their experiences of trauma
  • Advocate for appropriate healthcare pathways for AURASC in the community, national, and international setting
  • Listen and respond to the voice of young asylum-seekers when accessing health care and addressing their health needs  

Target audience

Paediatricians, General Practitioners, Nursing staff and allied health professionals involved in assessing the health needs and delivering care for accompanied and unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children (AURASC).

Participants may have a variety of previous experience and knowledge in managing AURASC. We anticipate this training day will be of benefit to all. 

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using a built-in webcam or a separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.