2016 Training Programme

Immigration and Asylum - Immigration Act Briefing

This workshop will provide a basic briefing on the changes brought about by the Immigration Act. This workshop is suitable for advice workers and anyone who works in a support role with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Tickets are £10 but if your organisation cannot afford to pay please contact Jayne as there may be free tickets available.

Monday 11 April 2016

Monday 9 May 2016

Supporting Access to Justice in the Community 

This free course is aimed at volunteers who work in community settings, community group leaders and group users.

Aims: The workshop aims to improve the legal awareness of participants; it will enable the learners to feel more confident on how the ‘Law’ works, and have the ability to recognise common legal issues and situations and learn where and when to get help.


  • Criminal or Civil; distinguishing between areas of Law
  • The Courts – the difference between our courts
  • Recognising a law related situation
  • Human Rights – basic introduction
  • Equality ACT 2010 – key concepts
  • Legal Aid – what, where and when it can be accessed
  • Local legal advice services

General course dates :Tuesday 22 March 2016

Courses focussing specifically on supporting victims of crime :Dates TBC>

Time: 9:15 pm Registration, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Mea House, Ellison Place, NE1 8XS

Tickets can be booked using the links above or alternatively contact Julie.

We welcome enquiries from organisations and groups that would be interested in us running this course for several volunteers at their own premises.


Meet Your Law Centre - All About the UK Asylum Process

Come and join Jason Hussein and Jayne Edwards from Newcastle Law Centre, for a training session about how the UK asylum process works.

There will be a chance to learn more about the Asylum system and also to consider where the human rights of asylum seekers fit in a shifting political landscape.

This course is perfect for members of the public who are interested in supporting asylum seekers, but have little experience or knowledge of the asylum process.

Places are free and are limited, so please only book if you can attend.

Next dates TBC

Family Law - Child contact issues

Many parents find themselves in quite serious conflict over the amount of time that their children will spend with each of them. Sometimes it’s because one parent feels that they aren’t getting enough time with their child. Other times it’s because one parent feels that the other is not doing enough of the day-to-day caring.

This session is aimed at Family Support Workers, Social Workers and other people with interest Roiya Hodgson our Family Law Centre will lead the workshop, to look at the process and options for contact issues.

dates TBC

If you have any queries please contact Julie.


Julie Maxwell, Finance / Project Officer

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0191 230 4777


Jayne Edwards, Centre Director

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0191 230 4777