Through our long-standing partnership with St George’s medical school, the practicing paediatricians in our team have delivered a series of training sessions for medical students on community health. These sessions aim to raise awareness of the challenges that many in the Tooting community face, when it comes to accessing health care, particularly those of refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds.
TEACHER AND REFUGEE SECTOR TRAINING
We have run a conference in Wandsworth for education and refugee sector professionals, giving people opportunities to share experiences and create ideas about good practice. We have also run training for newly qualified teachers in Lambeth, helping them consider the specific challenges young refugees face and coming up with ways they can support, encourage and fully include them in their schools.
We currently work in partnership with St George’s Hospital and Kingston University to host ongoing placements for social work and medical students. These 5 week to 5 month placements include close supervision, 1:1 training, and direct involvement with our outreach program and advocacy drop-in.
INTERNAL TRAINING SESSIONS
All of our volunteers are able to attend a variety of internal training sessions covering: Adult and child safeguarding, global migration, the effects of migration on health and wellbeing, and effective ways of engaging with young people. In addition to this, volunteers are able to attend a variety of relevant and appropriate external training sessions on our behalf.