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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Speaker(s): Lord Alf Dubs
Social workers are a key professional group working with asylum seekers and refugees, including separated children. In this webinar, Lord Alf Dubs will draw on his personal, professional and political experience to provide a unique insight into this complex area.
Labour peer Lord Alf Dubs arrived in the UK in 1939 as a six-year-old refugee fleeing the persecution of Jews in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. He became a member of Parliament for Battersea South in 1979 and was appointed as a Labour life peer for Battersea in 1994. He was director of the Refugee Council from 1988 to 1995. He has also been a local councillor, chair of the Fabian Society, chair of Liberty, a trustee of Action Aid, and a trustee of the Immigration Advisory Service. Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 was introduced following an amendment tabled by Lord Dubs, which committed the government to transfer a specified number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) from Europe (the 'Dubs Amendment').
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