Asylum Training for Local Authorities

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Asylum Training for Local Authorities


Invicta Law’s Asylum team forms part of the Community Care team. We advise on local authority duties relating to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), families with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), and the defence of legal challenges to age assessments of UASC and their care provision.

We believe that greater knowledge of the law empowers you in your job and allows you to focus on the areas where you can have the greatest impact and make a difference to the lives of the people you serve.

That’s why we produce legal updates and design and deliver tailored training on topics including:

  • What it means to be an asylum seeker;
  • Triple planning;
  • Leaving care;
  • Human Rights Act assessments (HRA);
  • Age assessment challenges;
  • Recording observations;
  • How a local authority lawfully ends support;
  • Legislative changes;
  • Case studies.


Invicta Law supported a government organisation by delivering training to local authority PAs and Social Workers from across the South East at a joint seminar held in London. The training was carried out by our internal Asylum experts Carmel Maher and Tricia Lawlor.

This has now led to individual local authorities inviting Invicta Law to deliver bespoke HRA assessment training to their 18+ care leavers teams:

“It was really helpful, and I now feel that I have a sound understanding of when and how to carry out a Human Rights Assessment”

“Well presented, providers were aware of the issues in the course and responded to questions”

“This course was helpful in breaking down the articles and giving thresholds and examples of case law. I have a sound understanding of when withdrawal is a breach of Human Rights”

How we can help

If you would like any more information on the variety of bespoke training we offer, please contact: or visit our Asylum (UASC) page for more information on the legal services our experts provide.


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