COVID CRISIS UPDATE
SLRA is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner to provide immigration advice at Level 3, we hold the Advice Quality standard and are members of London Youth.
The level and type of casework support SLRA provides varies on a young person’s needs and the issues they are experiencing but usually covers issues such as immigration, social care needs, destitution support, education, and health. In order to be able to access this service the young person must be aged between 11-24, have a connection to South London, and either be in the asylum system or vulnerable as a result of their immigration status.
SLRA will not seek to duplicate support and so caseworkers will not be responsible for any duties that are normally expected of the Local Authority or statutory services. However, we will be available to provide specialist support to Foster Carers, Social Workers, and other front line professionals in order to contribute to positive outcomes for migrant young people and to ensure that their additional support needs are met.
We are a small team, with limited capacity, and so will always prioritise supporting young people who do not already have an effective support network. When we are reaching max capacity we will only be able to triage urgent immigration and homeless referrals.
Please see our guidance below before referring: