The British Institute of Human Rights undertakes a range of consultancy services around using human rights approaches, policy consultation and research. These services are contracted and commissioned by a range of clients, both through open tender processes and consultancy agreements.

Our clients include:

BIHR developed and delivered the CQC's whole staff learning programme on human rights, equality and unconscious bias. This was aimed at building staff capacity and confidence to implement the organisation's human rights approach to the regulation of health and care services in England.

BIHR has been awarded a number of competitive tenders by the EHRC. These include:

  • a programme of work to engage civil society in the international monitoring of UK human rights through the Universal Periodic Review (see our project Human Rights Check UK, here).
  • development of human rights toolkits with nurses, midwives and end of life care workers to support these staff to use human rights in health and care (see these resources, here)
Following collaboration with Sue Ryder on the development of BIHR's EHRC-funded toolkit on human rights and end of life care (see above), the two organisations have worked together to develop and roll-out a training programme for qualified and unqualified workers to make better use of human rights in their day to day work.
BIHR and the Local Government Information Unit collaborate to provide training for local government officials on how to make best use of human rights in policy and practice. Courses have included "Local government and human rights: a practical introduction" and "Safeguarding: a human rights approach to protecting adults". Check the training section of our website for current courses.
BIHR has supported Youth Access's Make Our Rights Real Project, by skiiling up campaigners, youth workers and young people to better understand human rights in relation to mental health and how to use this knowledge to more effectively campaign for change.
BIHR has supported Latin Amercian Women's Rights Service to develop a human rights approach internally and externally across the organisation's services for women and children.

BIHR developed and delivered staff training on the Equality Act, and in particular, the public sector equality duty and the implementation of impact assessments. Additional training on human rights and mental health and capacity was also provided.