Article 39 designs and delivers specialist training for independent advocates and those acting in independent roles in England.

Our training is interactive, outcome-focused and practical, designed to equip participants with relevant knowledge, skills and abilities. Through our training, we want to support those on the frontline to uphold the rights of children and young people even more effectively.

Based on feedback from 217 course participants
Last updated: November 2021

Before booking, please make sure you carefully read the information below and on the course specific page.

If you have any questions about any of our training, please email our Programme Manager (Advocacy Services):

General training information:

  • Thanks to funding from The Legal Education Foundation, our core training courses are offered free of charge, subject to the eligibility criteria set out on individual training pages. However, to ensure efficient use of our limited resources, a non-attendance and late cancellation fee of £25 is applied across all our courses;
  • Our courses are for independent advocates working with children and young people in England, and for those who have independent safeguarding roles in England (for example, local authority designated officers, independent reviewing officers and complaints investigators);
  • All our courses are delivered remotely via Zoom;
  • All our training is certified;
  • All training participants are asked to participate in post-training evaluation. This includes an online survey immediately after the course, as well as submission of an impact case study 2-3 months after the course.   

Registration is now open for the following courses:

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