Use your legal training to be at the frontline of social change, and help change young people’s behaviour and attitudes for the better.
Being part of the Schools Consent Project is one of the things I’m proudest of in my life. I can see young minds changing in front of my eyes when I present these workshops.
We are looking for clear, confident communicators, who are passionate about youth empowerment, ending sexual violence and widening access to the law.
Volunteers must have completed an undergraduate or post graduate degree in law, and – as part of their studies - have passed an examination in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (or its predecessor). Any qualified lawyer, trainee lawyer, or law student undertaking the LPC or BPTC is entitled to apply.
We expect our volunteers to conduct themselves in a non-judgmental, respectful and professional manner at all times, in accordance with our volunteer Code of Conduct.
We expect a minimum commitment of 2 workshops per school term (6 per academic year), and ask each volunteer to introduce us to two schools.
Becoming a Schools Consent Project volunteer involves the following:
- Watching, in your own time, a 40-minute pre-recorded workshop;
- 2-hour lawyer-run training on, inter alia, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (ages of consent, definition of consent, sexual assault, rape, assault by penetration), an introduction to online offences ('sending nudes', 'revenge porn'), classroom management, content delivery, safeguarding, handling & reporting disclosures;
- A 30-minute telephone assessment with one of our lawyers;
- An enhanced DBS check;
- An observed workshop for quality control;
- Regular legal refresher training.
I always come away from the workshops with a real sense of fulfilment and I’m just very grateful to be a part of the Schools Consent Project.