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SASW Crossing Borders – Navigating barriers to help people with insecure immigration status

Tuesday 22nd March 2022 - 12.00pm - 1.30pm

This event is part of a series of activity across the UK to mark World Social Work Month 2022.

Join us as we explore the experiences of refugees and people with insecure immigration status, particularly those trying to escape abuse.  How can social workers effectively support people in these situations, especially when they have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)?

We will have speakers from Just Right Scotland and Shakti Women’s Aid and there will be opportunity for you to discuss and reflect on practice.

The event will be held virtually via MS Teams.

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Francesca Sella, Just Right Scotland

Francesca is a Solicitor in our Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre. Having graduated in 2018, she moved to Strasbourg where she worked as an intern at the office of the Special Representative on Migration and Refugees at the Council of Europe.  Francesca completed her traineeship at an immigration and asylum firm in Glasgow, where she gained experience in both asylum and human rights law, and qualified in the summer of 2021.

She joined JustRight Scotland in October 2021 and, since joining, she has been working at the Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre and assisting unaccompanied asylum seeking children, children victims of trafficking and survivors of gender based violence.  

Tumay Forster, Shakti Women's Aid

Tumay Forster works for Shakti Women’s Aid as the Outreach Services Team Leader. She has extensive experience in BME Domestic Abuse, Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation, BME LGBT and Domestic Abuse, Child Protection, Human Trafficking, Abandonment, No Recourse to Public Funds, BME Domestic Abuse and Mental Health. She is also a qualified legal interpreter and translator specialising in Scottish Law.

Shakti Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation, based in Edinburgh, offering support and information to all black minority ethnic women and their children experiencing and/or fleeing from domestic abuse from their partners, husbands, ex-partners and/or other family members. The organisation supports women and children experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse, providing practical and emotional support, enabling women to access statutory services, helping them to resettle and empowering them to be independent.