Sat 13th July LO Training (SWANSEA)

Date(s) - 13/07/2024
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Legal Observers are an essential part of the support we provide at protests. Whether they’re handing out key advice on bust cards, or finding witnesses for arrests, legal observers help to ensure that people protesting don’t face the legal system alone.

If you complete this training you will be expected to become part of a wider national solidarity network of legal observers. You will be expected to volunteer as a legal observer at least once every few months, including supporting a wide variety of protests.

You can read more about what a legal observer is in this guide.

To participate in this LO training, you must have attended one of our Know Your Rights trainings. There is an online KYR training on 9th July at 6:30pm.

This is a full day IN-PERSON training from 10am to 5:30pm. The venue will be sent to those who get a place, but it is near to central Swansea.

Sign up at the bottom of this page

Please note, these trainings are in high demand. Signing up does NOT guarantee you a place. We will contact you to confirm whether you have a space or not a week before the training, so please keep an eye on your inbox (including spam folder).

Access needs

There will be regular short breaks and a 45 minute lunch break on the day.

Please let us know on the form if you have further questions or access needs regarding the venue.

The training will be conducted indoors, with good ventilation. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and we can provide these if you do not have your own.

The training will be delivered verbally, alongside powerpoint slides. We can provide printed handouts, including large print if required – please let us know if you would like this.

We will also give content notes for policing, state violence, racism, ableism, transphobia and transmisogyny, stop & search. Please let us know below if you’d like any other content notes.

We want to make these trainings accessible to everyone, so please do let us know any access needs you feel are relevant. We will contact you to discuss how we can accommodate your needs.

Please sign up here for a space:

Key Messages

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.

  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.

  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.

  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.

  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.