GRT Training Dates 2020-2021: NOW ONLINE!

Thursday 13th February 2020 (9am-1pm) at Fairmount House, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7AH (Surrey County Council specialist staff)

March – September 2020 (training suspended whilst online version developed in response to coronavirus)

October 20th & 27th (10am-1130am) online Surrey Heath borough council employees & councillors

October 22nd & 28th (6.30pm-8pm) online Surrey Heath borough council employees & councillors


Due to Covid-19, training can now be delivered online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams but instead of a half day session in the classroom, we can now offer two sessions of 90mins each, full details of set-up requirements and cost are available on application.

Whilst some elements of the training package are retained, particularly in relation to culture; new material, revamped presentations and a greater focus on Surrey have been added during lockdown.

Enquiries to John Hockley on 07812 665832 or email:


GRT Cultural Awareness training (the package)

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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:

  • Half day training
  • Full day training
  • ‘Public’ awareness sessions (NEW)
  • NOW ONLINE (2 x 90mins sessions)


Surrey Police

Surrey Fire & Rescue

Surrey County Council

 Surrey Crimestoppers 

Thames Valley Police

 British Transport Police

 Sussex Police

 Humberside Police

Brooklands College (Surrey)

Winchester City Council

Voluntary & Charitable Groups

 Citizen Advice Bureau




 Mole Valley District Council

 Waverley Borough Council

 Guildford Borough Council

 Spelthorne Borough Council

Tandridge District Council

 Elmbridge Borough Council

 Woking Borough Council

Runnymede Borough Council

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council

  Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

 Surrey Heath Borough Council

Public venues Godalming, Effingham & Ash


The Gypsy Media Company

Surrey Community Action

Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum

Friends Families & Travellers

 The Traveller Movement

Gypsy Roma Traveller Police Association

National Association of Gypsy & Traveller Officers

Ash Manor School (Surrey)

Surrey County Council Brighter Futures

Surrey County Council GRT Strategy Group

Fraternal Association of European Roma Law Enforcement Officers


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