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Training for public bodies

We work with public bodies and services to upskill staff on human rights law and provide practical tools to help them make rights-respecting decisions and embed a culture of respect for human rights across organisations.

We can work with you on Practice Lead programmes and making sustainable change, on staff workshops and confidence-building sessions, and on resources that can be co-produced with people accessing services.

This includes any organisation providing publicly funded or statutory services.

View our Training offers PDF with more information

We also offer bespoke human rights support for people and loved ones accessing Special Educational Needs and Disability services; community groups and advocates; public officials; and policy professionals involved in SENDIASS. This offer has been designed by Human Rights Officer Phoebe, a former advisor and tribunals officer at several SENDIASS services across the country.

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!)"

Up to 2 hours/2-3 hours

Interactive capacity building sessions

Build confidence and knowledge in human rights

Ideal for: Anyone new to our training looking to improve their understanding of our Human Rights Act and how to apply it in practice.

Cost: From £930 - £1,160 dependent on workshop type. Additional fees may apply for participant numbers above our standard maximum, face-to-face training and certificates. Find out more about our prices here.

Suggested content: Introduction or refresher to human rights law; activities applying the learning to practice-based scenarios; Q&A.

2 x 2-3 hour sessions

Two-part workshops

Two-part introductory human rights capacity building programmed that is tailored to your organisation.

These sessions come with the option of a pilot session for your senior staff/leadership team

Ideal for: Organisations looking to develop staff knowledge and awareness of human rights in practice and the capacity and confidence to embed a human rights approach in their day-to-day work.

Cost: From £930 - £1,160 per workshop dependent on workshop type. Additional fees may apply for participant numbers above our standard maximum, face-to-face training and certificates. Find out more about our prices here.

Suggested content: Introduction to human rights law; history, aims and how it works; key rights; practical examples and discussion; frameworks and action planning.

Up to 60 minutes

Event Talks

A one off talk or webinar in relation to your particular area of work or interest. 

Ideal for: Organisations or individuals organising information events for sector colleagues, staff or people accessing services. 

Cost and booking: Please contact us via to discuss speaker fees. Find out more about our prices here.

Suggested content: Talks can address a specific policy issue or a more general overview of human rights or BIHR's work. 

Delivered over 5 days

Practice Lead Programmes

A bespoke programme building on our two-part workshops to enable sustained change and confidence. We suggest 5 days delivered via a blend of half-day and full-day workshops.

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

Cost and booking: Programmes fees vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including duration and content. Please contact us via to discuss your specific needs. Find out more about our prices here.

Suggested content: Programmes are tailored to a particular project chosen by the leads, often linked to elements of policy or practice.

5 x 45 - 60 minute sessions

Lunch & Learn

A series of short, bite size training for staff 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 and booking: Fees vary according to session duration and required content. Please contact us via to discuss your specific needs. Find out more about our prices here.

Suggested content: One focused workshop repeated for different groups of people or a series of five different topics delivered every week, fortnight or month.

Add-on or standalone service

Resource Creation or Selection

Co-produced human rights resources to support staff or the people that use your service.

Ideal for: organisations looking for bespoke co-produced tools to increase human rights knowledge and confidence and to support staff to embed human rights in their practice. For example, a human rights decision making flowchart made with staff working in adult social care teams.

Cost: Resource creation costs vary greatly depending on time, content, design and many other factors. As a guide, a recently produced staff resource cost approximately £4,000. Please get in touch via and we will contact you to discuss developing a resource that suits your budget.

Suggested content: We can send resources to an appointed lead to disseminate or send to workshop participants directly as part of our administration package. For resource creation, we follow a three-stage process involving mapping; creating; and testing to ensure your resource meets your needs.

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