An update: Brexit, the EU Settlement Scheme and women living with abuse

Training 26/11/2021
Zoom webinar


Participating in the event

The online event will be held via Zoom webinar, with automated subtitles and transcript. Participants can submit questions in advance via email, using the digital tool Slido and there will also be time for live Q&A during the webinar.

If there is anything we can do to make participation in the webinar easier for you, such as integrating assistive technology, sending materials in advance or providing a British Sign Language interpreter, please email Kellie Requests for adjustments would be gratefully received two weeks ahead of the event, if possible.

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This webinar will be recorded and shared with organisations and workers that are not able to attend. To request a copy of the recording, please email Kellie

About this event

Our second webinar will provide an update on applying to and navigating the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for survivors and women living with abuse.

The UK Government states that late applications to the EUSS are possible on reasonable grounds. For example, where someone is in an abusive relationship, or due to compelling practical or compassionate grounds- including the coronavirus pandemic.

We know that advice and support providers still have many questions about how the new immigration rules affect migrant women that they support.

  • What if a woman plans to leave their abusive partner, will this affect their EUSS eligibility or status?
  • What happens if important documents for women or children are held by an abusive partner?
  • What if a late application has been made and an immigration decision is pending, can women and their families continue to access government financial support and services?
  • What if an application has been refused?

The UK government’s immigration rules for European Union citizens and their non-EU families changed after Brexit. Applications to the EUSS closed on 30 June 2021. Late applications can still be made but should be submitted as soon as possible. The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre published practical information about Brexit and staying in the UK for survivors and women experiencing abuse, as well as a dedicated webpage for advice and support providers.

The webinar will cover:

  • Barriers for survivors and women experiencing abuse accessing the EUSS scheme and how to address them
  • Common questions and answers about reasons for late applications
  • Where to find further information and support

Our webinar will feature practical case studies and a Q&A with speakers from the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre and Citizens Advice Scotland.

JustRight Scotland is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC047818) which provides legal services through its limited liability partnership, JustRight Scotland LLP which trades as JustRight Scotland (SO305962). This firm has been authorised to act as solicitors by the Law Society of Scotland (Registered No 53703). Our Registered Office is: Room 1, 1st Floor, Libertas House, 39 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2ER.

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