Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Team at the County Council need independent volunteers

The Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children Team is looking for independent volunteers to support in age assessments as appropriate adults. Age assessments are undertaken during office hours and are held at Knights Court Between Towns Road Cowley Oxford. They are a legal process and guided by ADCS. They can take a maximum of 12 hours, over a timeframe of five weeks. Each meeting consists of two hours with a break.  Dates can also be negotiated with the assessors when necessary. Your role would be to support the young person in the interview, challenge the assessors if you felt the interview was not conducted fairly and ensure that the child or young persons welfare needs are met during the process. Appropriate adults must have the relevant skills, be independent of Oxfordshire County Council, attend one training session and be experienced in working with children and young people.

If you wish to find out more contact Katie Thrussell on uasc@oxfordshire.gov.uk