We are offering all six courses below as a package with a third off the normal price. That’s 18 hours of CPD starting from just £100! 

These sessions are all aimed at support providers working with survivors of trafficking.

In this interactive session you will learn how to refer for advice on a wide variety of legal matters, understand when legal aid is available and how to advocate for specific types of funding.

Participants will be able to have a go at writing a letter to a solicitor explaining why a survivor needs assistance, making an application for exceptional case funding, making an appeal against the refusal of legal aid and also helping a survivor with a formal complaint against their solicitor.

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Expert and supporting evidence: Wednesday 9 February 2022, 10am-1pm

In this session, you will gain a good understanding of what types of evidence can be useful, and how cases can be successful where a survivor is unable to disclose their experience.

The training will cover what expert evidence is available and how this is funded on legal aid, so that support workers can advocate for this on behalf of survivors. In this interactive session, participants may be able to try writing to a solicitor to request for expert evidence and also have a go at writing a letter of support.

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In this interactive session, You will gain an understanding on how legal challenges are funded by legal aid and how a survivor can still be supported and accommodated when challenges are being set up or ongoing.

Participants will gain understanding and skills in diarising key legal deadlines, and how to refer to and communicate with legal representatives about legal challenges.

Support workers are able to submit reconsideration requests if the survivor gives them permission, but this should be done with caution. In this training, you will understand the legal implications of a reconsideration request and have a go at a reconsideration request – understanding how to do so in a way that will not negatively impact a survivor’s legal case in the long term.

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Accommodation and support: Wednesday 23 March 2022, 10am-1pm

In this interactive session, you will gain a firm understanding of the legal principals which underpin survivors’ rights and develop confidence in how to advocate for those rights. We will share more about the support and accommodation options before, during and after the NRM process.

Participants will be able to try challenging the failure to provide support by writing a letter requesting that a survivors’ needs are met, using the legal principals from the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (ECAT).

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Safeguarding: Wednesday 20 April 2022: 10am-1pm

For support workers working with survivors, the risk of re-trafficking is a reality and taking steps to prevent further exploitation is key area of practice.

This interactive training session will provide an overview in the context of re-trafficking, the legal principles that underpin safeguarding duties and practical steps that can be taken, not only by support professionals, but by the authorities who have a duty to protect survivors.

It will cover important topics such as consent and confidentiality and build practical skills to help build a relationship of trust with survivors and prevent further exploitation, where possible. In this interactive session, participants will learn who to contact where there are safeguarding concerns, what actions should be taken if a survivor goes missing and try writing an email to the authorities in a case study.

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How to obtain an award from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme: Wednesday 11 May 2022, 10am-1pm

This session will give an overview of the CICS scheme and how it interacts with other compensation routes. It will also cover guidance on eligibility requirements and how to submit a CICS application. During this practical, hands on workshop you will also be able to try writing your own CICS application.

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The trainers

Lindsay Cundall is an immigration solicitor and public law supervisor, and the training lead in ATLEU’s Sheffield office. She qualified under the Law Society’s Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme (IAAS) in 2010. Lindsay qualified as a solicitor with Wilson Solicitors LLP; her training was based in the immigration and public law departments. Lindsay previously worked at Refugee and Migrant Justice, Brighton Housing Trust and the UNHCR.

She has extensive experience of representing survivors of trafficking and slavery, particularly in complex judicial review claims, representing those detained in immigration detention or going through the criminal justice process. She is a contributor to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice. Lindsay works closely with support workers and legal advisors across the country, providing training and support to develop their knowledge and understanding of the rights and entitlements of survivors of trafficking and slavery.

Jamila Duncan-Bosu is a founding member of ATLEU. Jamila was entered onto the Solicitor’s Roll in 2009, having previously worked for private firms undertaking both Claimant and Respondent employment work. Jamila joined the North Kensington Law Centre in 2006 where she developed particular expertise as a discrimination lawyer and in recent years specialised in working with victims of trafficking and severe labour exploitation.

Jamila has contributed to a number of specialist broadcasts and publications on these issues; in 2010 she was interviewed by Radio 4’s File on Four and appeared on Channel 4’s Dispatches documentary on ‘Britain’s Secret Slaves’ and more recently has contributed a chapter entitled ‘Taking Cases for Victims of Domestic Servitude to the Employment Tribunal’ to The Human Trafficking.

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