The Rights of the Travelling Roma and Gypsy Child

Laura in Conversation with Lisa Smith

Lisa was originally booked as a Keynote Speaker for Laura's 2019 Conference, #Childrights30 held in London on Saturday 2nd November, but due to ill health was unable to attend. This recording captures the main points of her intended presentation.

Laura decided to share this recording with her wider audience rather than just offer it to the Conference Delegates or as a paid resource to those who did not / were unable to attend as she felt that those who are working with children and their families should know more about the Roma, Traveller and Gypsy community and how they can support them.

This is a useful professional development resource that can be shared, enabling educators to reflect and review their practice, policy and procedures.

Lisa is a Romany Traveller from Worcestershire. Her early childhood was spent travelling around Wales but large concrete boulders started decorating entrances to stopping places and evictions became more regular. Access to schooling became of paramount importance to her parents, who settled in Worcestershire.

She has been working within a Traveller education service for the last eight years, completed a masters’ degree in Inclusive Education in January 2016, and is vice-chair for The Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers.

Other Conference Recordings & Webinars

Over the years, Laura has recorded some of the Keynotes and Presentations from her conferences and also presented online training via webinars; all of these are valuable resources and still relevant today.

If you would like access to any of these, please email:

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