Immigration; Asylum; Nationality; European; Judicial Review; Family Immigration; Removal/deportation; Children; EU settlement scheme; Tribunal representation
Immigration Work Covered - Other
Expert on Section 55 duty concerning the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Experience of providing Independent immigration Tribunal reports on best interest issues. Extensive experience in complex Immigration related matters. Available to undertake Best Interest Independent Social Worker assessments as an independent expert, throughout England and Wales in Immigration and Asylum matters. Over 33 years Social Care experience, 17 years as Local Authority Social Work Team Manager.
Languages Spoken - Other
Sylheti and Bengali [Fluent]. Arabic, Urdu and Hindi (basic skills).
International social work experience including assessment, placement and supervision of children, deportation, NRPF, etc. Expertise in Asian, North Africa/African, Eastern European, Sudanese, Somalian, middle-Eastern culture, language, religion, including Islam and Muslims. Extensive experience of working with Pakistani/Bangladeshi, Bengali children and families and cultural expert. Learning Disability, special needs including autism, mental health and complex parenting/risk assessments. Case management and investigation involving Forced Marriage, Honour based Abuse, Black Magic, Domestic Violence, child sexual exploitation, emotional, physical, sexual abuse and neglect. ISW can speak fluently Sylheti and Bengali. I also have a basic command of Arabic, Urdu and Hindi. Experience of undertaking assessment work relating to issues of parental alienation, parental learning disability/difficulties. Experienced Expert witness. Expertise in child-centred direct work to assess best interests of the child. Expertise in Connected Persons, Special Guardianship (SGO) assessments, Parenting Assessments, etc.
Trainer, management and cultural consultant and motivational public speaker UK and internationally.