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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 more courses coming soon!

 

 

Domestic violence injunctions: non-molestation and occupation orders

 

Supporting women and girls at risk of forced marriage and FGM – in partnership with Imkaan

 

Coercive control: law and developments

 

Migrant women and immigration control

 

Legal changes: access to legal aid for VAWG survivors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic violence injunctions: non-molestation and occupation orders

More and more women are finding that they cannot access legal representation and are turning to professionals in the VAWG sector for support through the family courts.  This half day course aims to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge to support to women who are applying for domestic violence injunctions without a lawyer.

We will explain the law and step-by-step procedure relevant to non-molestation orders and occupation orders including completing application forms, what happens at court and more.

If you would like to learn more about providing practical support to survivors seeking injunctions in the Family Court then don’t delay in booking your place on our free course.

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.

 

Monday, 4th December 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Hounslow

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Hounslow, Ealing and Hillingdon

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Bexley

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich

FULLY BOOKED

 

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Sutton

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Sutton, Croydon and Merton

 

 

 

Friday, 22 September 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Wembley

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Brent, Barnet and Harrow

FULLY BOOKED

 

Friday, 15 September 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Haringey

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Haringey, Waltham Forest and Enfield

FULLY BOOKED

 

Friday, 08 September 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Putney

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston

 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC2

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Camden, City of London and Islington

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Surrey Quays

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham

FULLY BOOKED

 

Friday, 30 June 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London E15

FREE

Eligibility: priority for professionals providing services in Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

Coercive control: law and developments

The new offence of coercive and controlling behaviour came into force in December 2015, however the rate of convictions (particularly where there has been no element of physical violence) remains low.  This free course will provide you with knowledge to support survivors of coercive and controlling behaviour in their journey through the legal system.

In this half-day course you will:

  • Examine the criminal offence of coercive control including:
    • when it applies
    • what it means in practice
    • the benefits and challenges of the law
  • Understand measures that can be put in place through the criminal and civil justice systems to protect survivors of coercive and controlling behaviour
  • Discuss how to support survivors of coercive and controlling behaviour though the justice systems

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

 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London N1

FREE

Eligibility:  professionals providing services in London only

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

King’s Cross

FREE

Eligibility:  professionals providing services in London only

FULLY BOOKED

 

Migrant women and immigration control

This training aims to help you identify the immigration needs of migrant women and improve your ability to signpost as well as provide other support to enable women to leave their abusers and to seek legal advice from appropriate solicitors/advisors.

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, 3rd October 2017, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London N1

FREE

Eligibility:  professionals providing services in London only

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

Legal Changes: Access to legal aid for VAWG survivors

This training will provide a timely update on the Domestic Violence Legal Aid Gateway (for Private Family Law cases, which includes cases involving child contact, divorce and residence orders). The Government announced proposals earlier this year signalling significant changes to the existing gateway evidence requirements in order to increase access for survivors or those at risk of VAWG. The training will update participants on the latest developments in this area.

Who should attend? It is open to all professionals working in London boroughs on violence against women and girls (VAWG) issues from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors. It will be most useful for those from domestic violence and abuse support organisations or services involved in delivering frontline advice work or referring / signposting survivors for legal support. However, it will also be useful in providing up to date background information for anyone working on VAWG issues 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 20th March 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC2 

FREE

Eligibility:  professionals providing services in London only

FULLY BOOKED

 

 

 

Supporting women and girls at risk of forced marriage and FGM – in partnership with Imkaan

Following the criminalisation of forced marriage and the introduction of a civil law remedy for FGM, this half-day course will give professionals supporting women and girls an understanding of forced marriage and FGM in the context of violence against women and girls and the civil and criminal law remedies available to protect them. It will give you an opportunity to learn about and discuss both the legal and non-legal support available to women and girls as well as your statutory responsibilities.

The course will explore:

  • What is forced marriage?
  • What is FGM?
  • Statutory guidance on forced marriage and FGM
  • The criminal law offences of forced marriage and FGM
  • Introduction to forced marriage protection orders and FGM protection orders
  • Legal aid for victims/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

 

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC1 

FREE

Eligibility:  professionals providing services in London only

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