#EqualityMatters: Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

The Women and Equalities Committee has held a session examining violence against women and girls from Gypsy Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities. In particular, the Committee examined: The context in which abusive relationships may arise in GRT communities The barriers that GRT women face when trying to leave abusive situations The relationship between GRT communities... Continue Reading →

Handling of the Windrush situation | NAO issues damming report

The Home Office failed to fulfil its duty of care to members of the Windrush generation, which led to serious consequences for the people affected. Watch this video about how this happened and what the Home Office is doing now: Read the National Audit Office report at source: Handling of the Windrush situation

Surge in proportion of black, Asian and ethnic minority children in custody | Children & Young People Now

Originally published by Children & Young People Now on 08 June 2018 | Author Neil Puffett Nearly half of children in custody are now black, Asian or from an ethnic minority (BAME), despite efforts to tackle their disproportional over-representation within the youth justice system, government figures show. More than 48 per cent of under-18s in custody... Continue Reading →

Foster families who ignore race are participating in a pernicious form of racism | Media Diversified #cep

Derek Owusu draws on personal experiences to argue that there needs to be more education about the needs of black children when being fostered I was eight years old when I first realised I was black. Before that, all I saw myself as was a ‘different kind of person’.  No colour attached, but of course, visibly... Continue Reading →

Workplace Diversity

Ian Thomas (formerly DCS at Rotherham, now Chief Executive at Lewisham) has called for positive action to address 'the worrying trend regards the low percentage of black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) senior leaders in local government'. 'for decades, BAME colleagues have been under-represented at this level within the sector'. - Ian Thomas, writing in the Musical... Continue Reading →

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