“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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The UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. The terms of the UK’s departure mean that the remainder of 2020 is a ‘transition period’ during which the rights of EU citizens and their family members do not change. However Brexit means that EU citizens and their family members will lose their current rights to reside in the UK in 2021. Those who want to stay in the UK must apply for a new immigration status to allow them to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.
There are an estimated 3.5 million EU citizens and their family members living in the UK, all of whom will need to make an application to the Home Office’s ‘EU Settlement Scheme’ to continue living in the UK in 2021. The EU Settlement Scheme opened on 30 March 2019 and it has processed more than 3 million applications so far. There remain a considerable number of vulnerable people who had yet to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme including women affected by gender-based abuse and their children.
This free 3.5 hour training webinar will provide you with knowledge to support EU citizens and their family members who are victims of gender-based abuse secure the immigration status they need to continue living in the UK.
In this session you will learn about:
- the EU Settlement Scheme including who must apply and how;
- the impact of Covid-19 on the EU Settlement Scheme
- how new immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme affects entitlement to benefits;
- how you can provide practical support to women who need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme;
- what is regulated immigration advice and how to help women access it;
- where you can signpost or refer women who need help with the EU Settlement Scheme.
Who should attend? This seminar is open to non-legal professionals working in England & Wales on violence against women and girls (VAWG) issues from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors including refuge workers, outreach workers, IDVAs and ISVAs. Professionals who attend should be providing or likely to provide free support to women who are EU citizens or their family members and who have been affected by VAWG.
Thursday 21 May 2020
13.00 – 16.30
Friday 22 May 2020
10.00 – 13.30
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)