The Frontline Immigration Advice project is supporting organisations across the UK to be able to provide more immigration legal advice. With significant cuts to legal aid, the not-for-profit sector is facing an unprecedented demand for immigration advice which must be regulated. The project aims to increase the capacity of frontline organisations to deliver free-to-access immigration legal advice for as long as legal aid remains unavailable or inaccessible, by helping organisations to:
– Register with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)
– Expand their current OISC-regulated immigration advice provision
The project is particularly targeting regions where there are large gaps in legal advice provision for people with ‘no recourse to public funds’. The team are experimenting with a number of interlinked approaches by offering organisations:
- Free training in immigration law
- Support with study and coaching for OISC assessments
- Assistance through the OISC registration process, and
- Advice on alternative approaches to the delivery of free immigration advice
If you are interested in finding out more, please note the following training dates:
Immigration Law at OISC Level 1:
Asylum and Protection at OISC Level 1
7 March 2017
OISC Level 1 (Immigration) – Refresher Course
28 March 2017
For more information and to get a Register of Interest form, please email [email protected].
NACCOM Members can also access the slides and handouts from the presentation on the Frontline Immigration Advice Project that took place as part of our recent Legal Advice Conference. These resources are accessible the Members Library (please note you will need to log in first).