Working with Traveller Families

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Course Types
Training Event

The Traveller population in Brighton & Hove to date has been  mainly mobile and  existed  on the edge of residential communities.   It has often  been  difficult for professionals to engage with these close knit but hard to reach families and groups, and frequently difficult for a mobile population to access services. Brighton & Hove after years of negotiation with all stakeholders are  providing both a residential Traveller site and a refurbished short stay site, providing a total of 33 pitches.   This will provide better opportunities to ensure improved access to services and promote  good relations  with the local community

This course aims to share the good practice, developed over two decades. of successful ways of working and engaging with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.


Start Date
Tuesday 12 February 2019
End Date
Tuesday 12 February 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • review the historical context and legislation as it relates to Travellers and the current situation within the City

  • review current issues of community cohesion within the City

  • recognise cultural norms, values and practices amongst different groups of Travellers

  • examine the myths from truths relating to these groups and to confidently challenge prejudiced comments from others  

  • examine proven good practice in engaging with Traveller families

Additional information
Target Audience
Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / Early Years Providers / Foster Carers / Housing Services / Police & Probation / Schools / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Hove Town Hall - Training Room G107, Norton Road
Event Trainers
Jackie Whitford
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