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Training for Advocates

The British Institute of Human Rights offers a range of bespoke human rights support for advocates. Our workshops offer a mix of information, activities based on real life scenarios and discussions designed to equip advocates the with knowledge and confidence to apply human rights in their practice every day. Our workshops for advocates are open to a maximum of 45 participants per session and we can deliver support both online and face-to-face.

Leeds and Wakefield Teaching Partnership, One-Off Workshop Participant

"Excellently presented session on human rights delivered with passion and really underpinned the importance of having knowledge to enable sound social work practice.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust, Two-Part Workshop Participant

"Stimulating and thought-provoking. A necessity for all healthcare professionals to ensure safe delivery of person-centred care. Helps you focus on truly individualised care."

Practice Leads Programme Participant

"You MUST get on this, it has changed my outlook as a whole, educated me and enabled me to have the courage to share this with friends, family and colleagues. This should be accessible for everyone (can't express or sing this from the rooftops enough!)"

Half or full day

One-Off Workshops

Interactive workshops made bespoke for the group attending. 

Length: Half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours)

Ideal for: Building confidence and knowledge in human rights law with a focus on a particular issue, setting or right.

Cost: From £435 - £1,360 dependent on workshop length and audience e.g. £435 for a workshop for a small organisation with an annual turnover of less than £100,000

Suggested content: Workshops can be tailored to suit organisational needs but examples include a 90-minute workshop on restraint and human rights; a half day workshop on the right to education; and a full day workshop covering three rights in detail ​​

5 x 45 - 60 minute sessions

Lunch & Learn

A series of short, bitesize training sessions to access over lunch.

Ideal for: Busy organisations or individuals who cannot dedicate long periods of time for training or have a specific interest area.

Cost: With a block-booking discount, prices start from £700 per Lunch & Learn workshop. 

Suggested content: A series covering different topics and delivered every fortnight or month to the same group.

Delivered over 5 days

Practice Lead Programmes

A bespoke programme to enable sustained change and confidence.

Ideal for: Teams looking to embed human rights learning and development internally through identified internal Practice Leads

Cost: Programmes fees vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including duration and content. 

Suggested content: We suggest 5 days delivered via a blend of half-day online and full-day in-person workshops.

Add-on or standalone service

Resource Co-Production

Co-produced human rights resources to support staff or the people accessing public services. 

Ideal for: Organisations looking for bespoke co-produced tools to increase human rights knowledge and confidence to support decision-making and challenges. 

Cost and booking: Resource co-production is costed on days of time required. BIHR’s day rate is £620. A recent staff human rights toolkit cost £4,000.

Suggested content: See our resource page for inspiration.

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