SCALP Legal Observer training Aberdeen

10oct7:00 pm8:30 pmSCALP Legal Observer training Aberdeen OrganiserSCALPAberdeen Social Centre, John Londragan House, 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL GB7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeClimate Action,Workshop & TrainingThemeNetworking & Community Engagement

Event Details

SCALP are excited to announce in-person Legal Observer Training in Aberdeen

Would like to support a group you are involved in or volunteer as a Legal Observer with SCALP in the future?

Whether you’re totally new to these things, or have a lot of experience but would like a wee reminder, you are welcome.

After participating in both a Legal Observer and Know Your Rights training, you are welcome to sign up to our LO mailing list and begin being part of our amazing LO team.

FREE, donations welcome!

Access info TBC

Please take a COVID test on the day of the the workshop, and do not attend if are unwell or have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID.

Intro To Legal Observing Workshops:

Legal Observers (LOs) are volunteers who monitor the police at protests and actions to help curb police violence and support activists.

This training is for anyone who wants to provide legal support for their own group or community in Scotland, or join SCALP’s pool of LOs. LO’s are a crucial part of a legal support infrastructure and work with back office and arrestee support volunteers to make sure people know their rights and are supported when taking part in protests.

This training will be part presentation, part interactive activities to give you all the information you need to be an effective LO.

General Principles:

We’re talking about Scottish Law only

We’re not lawyers – there are plenty of good reasons to get professional legal advice – we offer these trainings to support activists and community.

We recognise that Police are known to behave differently towards different people – with violence and misconduct being particularly experienced by Black people and people of colour, disabled people and trans people.

Facilitators will work to ensure that all trainings are as welcoming as possible and that any abusive or oppressive behaviour is challenged. Anyone who continues to behave in an unacceptable way may be removed from the call.

If there is anything we can do to make the training safer or more accessible for you, please let us know when you register (such as providing transcripts etc).

The training will not be recorded but we will run more in the future.

About SCALP:

The Scottish Community and Activist Legal Project (SCALP) is a collective of social and environmental justice activists, working to challenge police abuse, monitor protest policing and provide legal guidance.

You can sign up to the Legal Observer mailing list on our website only once you have completed one of our Intro to Legal Observer Trainings.

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(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


Aberdeen Social Centre

John Londragan House, 22a Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL GB