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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Changes to divorce law – what you need to know

New divorce and dissolution of civil partnership laws came into effect on 6th April 2022. Divorce can be a significant step in separating from an abusive partner for some survivors. This course will highlight the key changes to divorce and dissolution and discuss options for survivors concerned about what will happen to the family home.

Course outline:

  • The key changes to divorce procedure
  • The removal of the requirement to provide reasons for the divorce
  • An overview of the types of financial orders the courts can make on divorce
  • Home rights if the home is in the other spouse’s sole name

 

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

Thursday 28 July 2022

10am to 12pm

Register for 28 July 10am – 12pm here

 



Upgrading from pre-settled status to settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme

 

Around 2 million people in the UK have a grant of temporary ‘pre-settled status’ under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). They will need to apply for ‘settled status’ in the future to secure their permanent right to stay in the UK.

 

This 90-minute online seminar looks at the issues around upgrading from pre-settled status to settled status under the EUSS and the importance of securing settled status as early as possible to maximise rights and entitlements, including to public funds.

 

In this seminar, you will learn about:

  • the difference between pre-settled status and settled status under the EUSS
  • the deadline for pre-settled status holders to apply for settled status
  • when pre-settled status holders can apply for settled status early
  • how pre-settled status holders should apply for settled status
  • what practical support you can offer in respect of the EUSS
  • where to signpost or refer those who need help with making a settled status upgrade application.

 

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 must 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.

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.

 

Thursday 28th July 2022

Time – 90 minutes from 10.00am-11.30am

Register for seminar on 28 July 10 to 11.30am here

 

 

More training coming soon – watch this space!

 

Updates – to be added to our training/event emailing list, email: training@row.org.uk

 

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”

– IDVA

“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)  

 

 

 

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Contact us at:


Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575
Email: info@row.org.uk