Four Law students currently studying with BPP Law in Birmingham, recently led a Domestic Abuse Awareness workshop with young residents at Conybere Gardens, St Basils 36 room accommodation scheme in Highgate, Birmingham. The workshops aimed to make young people more aware of the different kinds of abuse, current statistics on the reported levels of abuse in the UK, what the law recognises as abuse and how and where to go to get help if young people find themselves in an abusive relationship.
The workshop was very interactive and included several exercises which generated much discussion between staff and young people who took part.
BPP Law provided this workshop to St Basils on a pro-bono basis, as part of their 'Streetlaw' project which since 1972 has been aiming to provide 'practical and focused presentations on relevant aspects of the law, interacting and engaging with audiences who might not otherwise have access to the information they need'.
The feedback from this workshop was very good. Resident Rep Rohan, 19 said: “It was really interesting and eye-opening, more than I thought it would it be”.
BPP Law plan to repeat this workshop at another supported accommodation schemes and are also planning more workshops on other topics.
If you are also interested in booking a presentation, St Basils staff should contact Vicki Roberts (LSW). All other enquiries should be directed to Supervising Solicitor Laura Richards via firstname.lastname@example.org.