ASE STUDY SOCIAL WORK IN IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM

The case study must be based on work undertaken during placement. The assignment should include the following:
i. Brief indication of what the piece of work demonstrates and why it has been chosen for inclusion in the social work portfolio.
ii. Summary of previous history of social work intervention concerning the service user (s) in question, including the initial aims and objectives.
iii. Evaluation of the planning for, process, and outcome of the work undertaken with reference to:
a? Legislation and policy context e.g (s17 Children Act 1989, s4 Immigration, Asylum Act 1999 and The 1950 European Convention on Human Rights and The 1951 Geneva Convention).
a? Theoretical perspectives, knowledge and research
a? Values, principles and ethics
a? Methods of work and why these were chosen
a? Outcomes of work and evaluation of the extent to which it has promoted anti-discrimination practice
a? Service user or carer perspective and how this contributed to learning
iv. Evaluation of own practice learning and how this has contributed to meeting the National Occupational Standards
This is where I work:
I am a social work student on placement at Immigration Aid Unit, which is a charity that provides specialised advice and presentation in relation to all kinds of immigration and asylum issues. Our advice is free, independent and confidential. We see people at our drop in on Tuesday mornings, and also take referrals from agencies.
In general, we are only able to take cases on where the person qualifies for legal aid. In order to qualify for legal aid, one must be on a low income, and provide evidence of their income. Asylum seekers automatically qualify for legal aid if they receive NASS support.

This is the case study to be used: