Policy & Publications
This section will help you to search for policy, publications and information on issues affecting Gypsies and Travellers. Use the filter on the left hand side to refine your search.
A guide for advocates supporting Gypsy and Traveller families experiencing intervention from Children’s Services
This guide contains an analysis of difficulties experienced by Gypsy and Traveller families when engaging with Children’s Services, as identified by outreach staff and caseworkers at FFT. Each barrier identified is followed by advice on positive practice for dealing with this.View the report
United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in the United Kingdom, August 2017
Recommendations given by the UN to the UK on how to improve human rights. Points 134.89 – 134.92 refer to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.View the report
A collaborative programme to improve the Oral Health of the Gypsy and Travelling Communities in Sussex
A summary report and findings from a collaborative oral health project delivered to Gypsy and Traveller families in Sussex.View the report
The Health Status of Gypsies & Travellers in England
The 2004 report by Sheffield University which found that accepted that life expectancy of Gypsies and Travellers was between 10 and 12 years less than the rest of the population, although it has now been accepted by the DoH that this figure is likely to be nearer to 20 years less than the life expectancy for the rest of the population.Access the resource
Overlooked and Overrepresented: Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children in the youth justice system
An analysis by The Traveller Movement of 12-18-year-olds’ Gypsy, Traveller and Roma perceptions of their experiences in Secure Training Centres and Young Offender Institutions.Access the resource
Friends Families and Travellers Healthy Relationships Project 2015-2016
A short presentation of what was achieved by the Healthy Relationships project and it’s participants – including the culturally pertinent Power Wheel.View the report
Cemetery Culture and Traditions for people from the Traveller communities with regards to cemeteries and burying the dead.
A guide produced by Gemma Challenger, National Caseworker at FFT on Gypsy and Traveller burial customs.View the report