Case Number 4644
Request Date 24/02/2016
Completion Date 08/03/2016


Details of the Request

Do you provide training to both clinical and non-clinical staff on managing refugees and asylum seekers?

If Yes

  • Which members of staff do you provide this training for? (e.g. specifically for Foundation Years, Registrar, Consultant Level or administrative staff etc.)
  • How is this training delivered to the eligible staff (e.g. online, in-person etc.)
  • Is this training mandatory or optional?
  • If it is mandatory, how is it ensured that staff undertake the training?
  • What is the content of the training programme?
  • Is this offered as a part of safeguarding training?


If No

  • Are there any plans being developed to provide training for staff around refugees and asylum seekers?



A refugee is define by the UNHCR 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees as a person who:

‘owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country’

An asylum seeker is someone who has applied for refugee status is currently waiting for a decision as to whether they are a refugee or not.


Details of the Response

The Trust does not have any training in place in relation to managing refugees and asylum seekers.