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“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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Family law in the news

 

Helping survivors access family law legal aid 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?
  • Why you (professionals working in statutory or voluntary organisations who come into contact with survivors) may be asked to provide evidence to help survivors access legal aid
  • Practical tips on preparing evidence for survivors

 

“Very impressively presented, managed to make the training accessible, engaging and interesting, brilliantly delivered, thank you!”

- Refuge Support Worker

 

“Very informative and practical skill based service, which is accessible for the lay person supporting VAWG survivors”

- Housing and Safeguarding Coordinator

 

“I learned a lot in only a few hours. Great and knowledgeable teacher. Useful links and websites”

- Support Worker (Homelessness)  

 

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, 11th December 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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Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Wandsworth SW17

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Wandsworth, Richmond or Kingston

Download application form

 

 

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Leytonstone E11

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Enfield, Waltham Forest or Haringey

Download application form

 

 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Bromley BR6

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in Bromley, Bexley or Greenwich

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

Sutton

FREE

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

 

 

 

 

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

Brent

FREE

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family law in the news

Family law features frequently in the news.  This is your opportunity to understand the law behind some of the headlines and how they may impact upon your service users:

  • British court recognises Sharia law in landmark divorce case” [www.telegraph.co.uk] What did the judge actually decide in Nasreen Akhter’s case? What impact will this have on other marriages which have not been legally registered?
  • Denying widow’s allowance to unmarried mother ruled illegal” [www.theguardian.com] Why is this case important? What should cohabiting couples be aware of?
  • Divorce law revolution puts end to blame game” [www.thetimes.co.uk] Why has Trini Owens been denied a divorce and are we any closer to “no-fault” divorces?
  • Domestic abuse victims call for family courts overhaul” [www.bbc.co.uk] What are the biggest challenges that survivors face in the Family Court and are there opportunities for change with the Domestic Abuse Bill?

 

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, 1st November 2018, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

London EC2

FREE

Eligibility:  Priority for  professionals providing services in London only

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