The Traveller Movement’s Education Information & Support website is designed to assist Gypsy, Roma and Traveller parents and young people in accessing all areas of education n a way that is accessible, approachable and specific to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. We aim to help make families aware of their legal rights and entitlements, to help build individual and community capacity, confidence and digital inclusion.
We want Gypsy, Roma and Traveller parents to feel empowered to challenge the injustices they may face within educational settings and have a say on how educational providers operate. Education dictates our future opportunities and it is right that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families receive the same decent level of education as everyone else, to secure their future opportunities and benefit the wider aspects of life as a whole.
We are combining this website with our already existing Education Advice and Advocacy Support Unit. Our desire for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families is to provide a space place to seek information and help, with a back-up support service for those who need extra help, or have a situation so complex the information and support offered on this website will not be helpful. We hope this approach will enable us to maximise our outreach and provide a much needed guide for communities who are well known to be denied a decent education through the exceptional level of bullying faced.
Our Central Messages
- We believe that discrimination is wrong
- We are opposed to racism in all its forms
- We value and promote diversity
- We believe in equality of access to services and in equality under the law
- We value and promote self-determination, believing that individuals have the right to make choices about issues affecting them
- We endorse the Declaration of Human Rights
- We value the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller identities and cultures
- We work in partnership with the Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities
Our vision is of a world in which members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities reach their full potential; where they are accepted, proud of who they are and have an equal voice.
Our Mission is to develop a platform and voice for Travellers, working in solidarity with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, within the UK and across Europe, to achieve equality through self-determination and proactive participation in influencing and shaping policy.
Our ambition is to extend our EU influence and remain the most effective UK resource, information and lobbying charity for groups, organisations and individuals working for and with the Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities in Britain, so that collectively we can bring about significant, positive change for people living in those communities.