Current courses

“Rights of Women training has enabled me to provide well informed advice & information to empower women to make choices – and has increased my confidence.” 

 

We provide high quality, practical training courses for practitioners working with women on key areas of law affecting women. Our courses cover a range of legal issues including family law, criminal law, immigration and asylum law.

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Helping survivors access family law legal aid 

 

Financial support and accommodation for asylum seekers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping survivors access family law legal aid

Earlier this year the government introduced changes to the types of evidence survivors can provide to access family law legal aid.  All professionals working with survivors of VAWG will find it helpful to know what to do if they are called upon to provide such evidence. The course will cover:

  • What is legal aid?
  • When is family law legal aid available?
  • When will the domestic violence gateway apply?
  • What is accepted as evidence of domestic violence?
  • Practical tips on preparing gateway evidence for survivors

 

Who should attend? It is open to all professionals working in London boroughs on violence against women and girls issues from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors including refuge workers, IDVAs, ISVAs, social workers, housing officers, police officers, education professionals and health professionals. It is also open to Commissioners and Local Authority Officers responsible for commissioning violence against women services.

 

Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Sutton

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Sutton, Merton or Croydon

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Hounslow

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Hounslow, Hillingdon or Ealing

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Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Brent

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Brent, Harrow or Barnet

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Thursday, 28th June 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC2

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Hackney, Newham or Tower Hamlets

 

 

Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Surrey Quays

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Lambeth, Southwark or Lewisham

 

 

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

King’s Cross

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Camden, City of London or Islington

 

 

Financial support and accommodation for asylum seekers

This free, half day training course will provide an introduction to the Home Office support system for asylum seekers in the UK. It is aimed at professionals who may come into contact with asylum seeking women in the course of their work and who are seeking a greater understanding of their legal rights to financial support and accommodation from the Home Office. By the end of the session, you will have a broad understanding of:

 

  • Housing & financial support for asylum seekers who are waiting for a final decision on their asylum claim

 

  • Housing & financial support for asylum seekers who have been refused asylum

 

  • Information and advice resources – who can you refer to for help around these issues?

 

Please note that this session will be focussed on support available from the Home Office for asylum seekers and will not cover support available from local authorities.

 

Alice Webb, the women’s legal advisor at the Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP) will lead the session.

 

 

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC1

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals from organisations working directly with asylum seeking women

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52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575
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