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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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EUSS Seminars

Seminar 3: Protections for victims of domestic violence under the EU Settlement Scheme

This 90 minute online seminar looks at the impact of Domestic Violence related relationship breakdown on immigration status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
In this seminar, you will learn about:
• who may have status under the EUSS and what status they might have
• the impact of relationship breakdown on a grant of Pre-Settled Status
• the eligibility criteria to apply as a victim of domestic violence under the EUSS
• the procedure for making an application as a victim of domestic violence under the EUSS
• what practical support you can offer victims of domestic violence in respect of the EUSS
• where to signpost or refer victims of domestic violence who need help with the EUSS

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.

FREE
Friday 3 September 2021
Time – 90 minutes from 12.00pm-1.30pm
Register for seminar 3 – 03/09/21


Seminar 1: 
Status under the EU Settlement Scheme

This 90 minute online seminar addresses status under the EU Settlement Scheme, including how to establish whether someone has status under the EU Settlement Scheme or whether someone has an application pending under the EU Settlement Scheme and how to access and evidence status under the EU Settlement Scheme once granted.

In this seminar, you will learn about:

– who may have status under the EU Settlement Scheme;

– how to check whether someone has status under the EU Settlement Scheme;

– how to establish whether someone has a pending application under the EU Settlement Scheme;

– how to support people with pending applications under the EU Settlement Scheme;

– how to access and use status under the EU Settlement Scheme;

– how to apply for a new Biometric Residence Card to reflect EU Settlement Scheme status;

– how to link a document to online status or otherwise change personal details connected to online status; and

– where to signpost or refer victims of domestic violence 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 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.

FREE

Friday 23 July 2021

Time – 90 minutes from 12.00pm-1.30pm

FULLY BOOKED

Seminar 2: Late applications under the EU Settlement Scheme

EU citizens and their family members who were living in the UK by 31 December 2020 needed to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021. While the deadline has now passed, there remains a significant number of people who need to apply to the Scheme but have not yet done so. The EU Settlement Scheme is still open and those who missed the deadline must still apply.

This 90 minute seminar addresses late applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.

In this seminar, you will learn about:

  • how to make a late application;
  • what criteria must be met for a late application to be considered;
  • what evidence might be needed for a late application;
  • where to signpost or refer those who need help with making a late application;
  • the impact of missing the deadline on right to reside.

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.

Professionals who attend this seminar should understand how to identify whether a person has status under the EU Settlement Scheme or has a pending application. For this reason, we recommend attending the first seminar in this series on 23rd July 2021, titled ‘Status under the EU Settlement Scheme’, in order to fully benefit from this second seminar on ‘Late applications under the EU Settlement Scheme’.

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

Friday 30th July 2021

Time – 90 minutes from 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Register for EUSS Seminar 2 on 30/07/21

Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – family and criminal law measures

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 received Royal Assent on 29th April 2021, but what next? This free 2 hour session will provide professionals in the VAWG sector with an overview of what the Act actually includes for victim-survivors facing family and criminal law issues. The course will cover:

  • What is the definition of domestic abuse?
  • What does the Act say about family courts?
  • What are domestic abuse protection orders?
  • What are the changes to criminal offences in the Act?
  • What is the timetable for when these measures are going to be available?

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 8th July 2021

10am to 12pm

FULLY BOOKED

 

Family Law Legal Aid

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

Watch this space, more dates coming soon!

 

 

More training coming soon – watch this space!

 

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