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Children’s British Citizenship Rights Course for Legal Practitioners (comprising of four modules) SOLD OUT

How to book: Bookings for this four-module course must be done via Eventbrite at this link:

https://tinyurl.com/y25phemx

** Please note: Participants are expected to book and attend all four modules. Please therefore check your availability before making your bookings. Please do not book if you are unable to attend the entire four-module course.**

** Only one booking permitted per organisation/firm**

Module 1: Saturday 25 September 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm

Intention of Parliament when introducing the British Nationality Act 1981 in relation to children Date:

This module will cover the background to the British Nationality Act 1981 concerning British citizenship, particularly as this applies to the rights of children to that citizenship.

Module 2: Saturday 16 October 2021, 10:30am-1:00pm

General children citizenship matters and registration by entitlement: Application process, evidence and remedy.

This module will cover British nationality law and policy concerning the registration of children as British citizens by entitlement, including discussion of the Home Office fee for applications. Basic knowledge of law, policy and practice in this area will be assumed.

Module 3: Saturday 20 November 2021,10:30am-1:00pm

General children citizenship matters and registration by discretion: Application process, evidence and remedy.

This module will cover British nationality law and policy concerning the registration of children as British citizens at the discretion of SSHD under section 3(1) of the British Nationality Act 1981. It will particularly focus on children in care and children brought to the UK at a young age. Basic knowledge of law, policy and practice in this area will be assumed.

Module 4: Saturday 11 December 2021, 10:30am-1:00pm

Good character requirement in children’s citizenship claims: Application process, evidence and remedy.

This module will cover British nationality law and policy concerning the application of the good character statutory requirement for children and young adults to be registered as British citizens (including children and young persons in care).

Who will deliver this course?

The course will be delivered by Solange Valdez-Symonds and Steve Valdez-Symonds.

Solange is a solicitor and CEO of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC). She was named 2017 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the Children’s Rights category. Solange is 14 years PQE and has over 19 years experience in nationality and immigration law.

Steve is a volunteer legal researcher for the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC). He works for Amnesty International UK as the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme Director. Steve’s knowledge and experience includes six years as legal officer of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).

How much is the course?

Attendance is free but attendees are encouraged to make a donation towards our children’s hardship fund at this link:

https://www.kindlink.com/charity/prcbc

How will the course be delivered?

It will be delivered via Zoom and a small number will be able to book and attend in person at PRCBC’s office, Kings House, 174 Hammersmith Road, London W6 7JP.

Attendees will be sent further information a week before each module.

Training course pack will be provided.