NRPF: What does the hostile environment mean for social work?

Posted: 08 March 2019

Event Time: 6pm - 8pm
Event Venue: Royal Holloway (University of London)

About this Event:

This free evening seminar brings together practitioners, academics and people with lived experience to discuss and critically consider the hostile environment, NRPF (No Recourse to Public Funds) and what this means for social work, it's values & ethics and practice with families affected by the hostile environment.

The hostile environment has received much coverage in recent months when considering issues like Windrush, the recent win in the High Court regarding right to rent provisions and most importantly, the hostile environment is being questioned. But what does this all mean for social workers? Especially those working with families with NRPF and how can practice be critical, challenging and value led within a hostile environment?

Speakers include:

From the Windrush Generation to the ‘Air Jamaica generation’: Local authority support for families with no recourse to public funds - Andrew Jolly

Andrew Jolly - is a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Research and Development (ICRD) at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a social worker by background, and previously coordinated a project supporting undocumented migrant families who had no recourse to public funds. His current research interests are in undocumented migration, social care and household food security.

Families with lived experience will be sharing their experiences of seeking support from local authorities and their experiences of NRPF practice in local authority settings.

Eve Dickson from Project 17 will be sharing Project 17's recent research and their campaign 'Seen and Heard' exploring children's experiences of accessing destitution support from local authorities under the Children Act.

This seminar will be of interest to local authority practitioners, students of social work and community work, the charity sector and those with an interest in migrant rights.

Organising this seminar is:

  • Project 17
  • Together with Migrant Children
  • Dr Anna Gupta, Royal Holloway (University of London)
  • All speakers

... a special thank you to Natalia Farmer who now cannot join us, but has been instrumental in setting this up.

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