What is the ‘Once Project’?

The ‘Once Project’ is the first training programme aimed at identifying the signs of human trafficking and torture in UK detention centres.

The training scheme lasts for one day, is located in London, and chosen representatives from 20 different visitor groups will have their travel and course costs paid for, thanks to subsidies from the University of Kent’s Amnesty International group, and the Kent Opportunity fund.

The programme is based on Stop the Traffik’s ‘Train the Trainer’ scheme, whereby all participants attend a day course on wrongful detention, and pick up the tools needed to become audited trainers themselves. After the training day, group leaders can disseminate information gleaned from this course in whichever way their organisation sees fit.

There are 20 places on this subsidised training programme, with space for one co-ordinator or group leader per UK visitor group. This training programme is a work in progress, and suggestions are welcome until May 15th. Check here to fill in our feedback form.

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