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This page aims to keep you up-to-date with useful info about training opportunites and eventsinside Westminster and more widely in London. Also make sure to check the funding opportunities page for an updated list of local and London wide funding opportunties.

One Westminster can also help your organisation through the Online Resources section of this website and through our staff team.





Studyzone is an online hub of video e-learning courses for the voluntary sector. You can study at your own pace, anywhere, anytime. Studyzone is completely free to NCVO members and available by subscription or to buy.

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Women and Girls Network (WGN) is offering a series of short courses to support practitioners who are working directly with, or are responsible for the safeguarding of young people. As one of nine specialist partners in the Angelou Partnership, WGN has been commissioned to deliver Violence Against Women and Girls services to the Tri-borough partnership areas of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.  WGN has been providing specialist services to women and girls who have experienced violence, or who are at risk of violence for almost 30 years.  This training is available to practitioners in the Tri-borough partnership areas only. 

The following courses are available to book as half day (3hr) sessions:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation

Increase awareness and knowledge of; the definition and types of CSE, risk indicators and vulnerability factors, the grooming process and legislation and guidance that supports work with CSE

  • Self Care/Professional Resilience

Explores what self care is, the impact of vicarious trauma and how to develop strategies for enhancing and maintaining personal and professional resilience. Participants will undertake a self care assessment and needs audit to develop a self-care action plan

  • Trauma Responsive Approach: Part 1

Provides an overview of the neurobiological impact and processes of trauma on the brain; how this can effect brain development and the possible long term impact and consequences of trauma. 

  • Harmful Practices: A Trauma focussed Approach

Greater understanding of the global and traumatic impact of Harmful Practices on women: female genital mutilation (FGM) forced marriage (FM) and Faith based Abuse (FBA).  Focuses on clinical conceptualizations including, Developmental Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Engaging Young Women

Increase practitioner’s awareness and knowledge of the barriers to young women’s process of engagement and disclosure, while demonstrating techniques and interventions to support positive engagement and disclosure with young women. 

Sessions are available December 2016 - March 2017, for more information about how to book a training session for your organisation or attend as an individual, contact: Parveen Betab:



CFG’s Small Charities Programme delivers affordable, relevant, useful financial training and free downloadable resources, aimed at supporting small charities in different locations across England and Wales.

  • A small charity is defined as a charity whose annual income is £1million or less.
  • Each half-day session costs just £20. All money raised will go into a travel bursary fund for micro charities.

The objective is to help small charities manage their finances more effectively, enabling them to deliver better services to current and future beneficiaries.

The programme will be rolled out from January 2017 and is open to all small charities across England and Wales.

Resources, practical tools and templates are free to download from the Small Charities Programme website. Training will take place in London and regional hubs and will cover five areas, in half-day sessions:

  • Budgets, management accounts and cash flow forecasting
  • How to prepare your reporting
  • Introduction to paying people
  • Bank accounts, outsourcing, accounting principles and managing risk
  • Gift Aid, trading and VAT

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Employment Rights Post Brexit

Employment Rights Post Brexit

What are they and how do we enforce them?
28th March 2017

10.30am - 4.30pm

What are our employment rights and how much of it is underpinned by EU law?  How do we prevent the erosion of employment rights post Brexit?  With the introduction of tribunal fees and cuts to legal aid how do we enforce our rights? 
This conference is aimed at voluntary and community sector organisations working with BAMER people.  It is an opportunity to explore ways of collaborating, to ensure BAMER people are aware of their rights and have access to legal advice and representation.

Guest Speakers
Michael Reed – Principal Legal Officer, Employment [The Free Representation Unit]
Nigel Mackay – Solicitor [Leigh Day Solicitors]
Rosa Crawford – Policy Officer [Trades Union Congress]
Wilf Sullivan – Race Equality Officer [Trades Union Congress]
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For more information on this course, please email or call 020 7697 4066.



Wednesday, 30 March 2017
Online 1-2pm 

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