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Our training

We know many people use the term "training" as a shorthand, as we do too, but what we're focused on is providing our participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make positive changes to practice and policy using human rights. As an independent charity we recognise it isn't our job to make that change happen, but we can provide the tools which enable change.

About Our Human Rights Training

Our Human Rights Act puts legal duties on public officials (and those delivering public functions) across the UK to respect, protect and fulfil human rights in everything they do, every day. This means nurses, doctors, teachers, care staff, police officers, housing officers and those who commission and lead those services. It also means that when we or our loved ones access these services, we have rights which must be upheld.

The aim of our Human Rights Act is to create a culture of respect for human rights. This can only happen when public officials know and use the Human Rights Act and people, communities and campaigners are empowered to know and claim their rights. 

BIHR have worked with people, communities, staff, and policy makers to develop their confidence in using human rights for over 50 years. We firmly believe that knowledge is power and have developed a wide range of both online and in person training offers to achieve lightbulb moments - when people make the connection between human rights and their lives and practice.

Human Rights Day 2022

To celebrate Human Rights Day 2022, we're hosting an online event for community groups to talk about how human rights can be used in change and advocacy.

Our Training values

Our experience is unparalleled; you can be confident the training you receive is well-respected, tested and is being continually refined and updated.


We focus on the practice of rights and how organisations can apply human rights to make their work more effective. Our team of trainers are all experts in human rights but come from a variety of different sectors, backgrounds and parts of the UK.


We include discussion, presentation, group and individual exercises and real-life story activities (which you can provide us with if you like). We work hard to create a supportive and inclusive environment, and very much encourage debate and discussion.


We are experienced in providing training to a diverse range of groups and we have particular expertise in translating complex ideas into simple, easy to understand language.

Training and events

To view all our latest workshops, courses or events with us, visit our training page.

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