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.

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)


The Gypsy Media Company: Friends Families & Travellers: The Traveller Movement:

Surrey Police: Surrey Fire & Rescue: Surrey County Council: Surrey Crimestoppers: 

Thames Valley Police: British Transport Police: Sussex Police: Humberside Police:

SECAMBS: NHS: 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:

Brooklands College (Surrey): Winchester City Council:

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