GRT Training Dates 2017-2018 (book early as places are limited)

How to book GRT training

Gypsy Roma Traveller cultural awareness training, delivered by SGTC Forum will be available via Surrey Skills Academy from 2017.

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Thursday 8th February 2018

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Training is free to Surrey County Council staff (as delivered mainly by SCC staff). Otherwise cost is £40 per place, or £30 for small voluntary organisations – a bargain!

Suitable for those who are new to GRT communities and for those who wish to develop their skills, awareness and confidence. To book please reply with:
Job title
E mail and phone contact
Confirmation re booking fee (unless SCC)
Which date you prefer
Any access or other requirements

Mark Haythorne
Project Officer
Brighter Futures for Gypsy Roma Travellers
Surrey County Council
01932 794059 or 07970 033996


GRT Cultural Awareness training
We had a great response for the two half day training courses in GRT cultural awareness. Both filled up – thank you to all of you who promoted these within your teams. We hope to continue running these monthly from September 2016 and will be circulating dates to all on the waiting list in due course. For more details see below…

G RT CD Cover


The SGTCF has been at the forefront of Gypsy Roma Traveller awareness training since its inception, having recognised the significance of providing accurate, balanced and absorbable information related to history, culture, challenges and issues.

We have a number of individuals who have been directly involved with The Gypsy Media Company & Surrey County Council, to produce a CD entitled Moving Forward… backed by the Association of Chief Police Officers providing a generic training program suitable for statutory agencies, charity and voluntary organisations. 

In recent years, a number of television and film productions have been made regarding the G.R.T. community that have often served to highlight stereo-typing, myths and stigmas associated with this community. The level of ignorance, sensationalism and dubious methods by many program makers has made the training package more relevant than ever before!


Call us if you want advice, further information or costings for GRT training. We are able to cater for any organisation with presentations tailored to your needs and time scales, for example:

  • 90mins awareness
  • Half day training
  • Full day training
  • ‘Public’ awareness sessions (NEW)


Surrey Police

Humberside Police
Surrey County Council
The Gypsy Media Company
Brooklands College
Surrey Crimestoppers

Voluntary Sector Organisations
Surrey Fire & Rescue



Citizens Advice Bureau
Thames Valley Police

Winchester City Council

British Transport Police





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