“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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We know that so many of the women you support experience family law issues and getting legal support is not always straightforward. This free 2 hour session will provide professionals working with survivors of domestic abuse with up-to-date knowledge of legal aid eligibility requirements and practical tips on how to help women access legal support. The course will cover:
- When is family law legal aid available?
- Who is eligible for legal aid?
- Domestic violence and child abuse evidence gateway
- Recent changes to the way the Legal Aid Agency assess capital and equity in homes
- Options for those who are not eligible for legal aid
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
PLEASE READ THIS: After registering we will review your application and send you a confirmation if you meet the eligibility criteria. The confirmation email will be sent to the email you provide at registration – PLEASE check your junk/spam inbox for the confirmation, which will contain the link to join the session on Zoom.
FREE online session
Wednesday, 03 November 2021, 10am to 12pm
Feedback from some of our recent sessions:
“Thank you for all the useful training sessions you delivered with RoW – you really have given me the tools to promote and improve the life chances of the survivors I work with”
“The updates have been so helpful in me informing clients of their rights even when told ‘no’ by solicitors – in fact, a client just contacted me to say she now has a solicitor, when initially the doors appeared closed to legal aid”
– Advocacy Manager
“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
– Support Worker (Homelessness)