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The Government has made a commitment to opening at least another 500 new free schools in England by 2020.

ROTA is keen to keep pressing Government to put in place measures that support free schools to comply with equality legislation (Equality Act 2010) and Public Sector Equality Duties. We know that many existing free schools are failing to do this. This situation should not develop further.

We have identified forty four newly-elected MPs who have been appointed to Select Committees on Education, Children, Schools & Families or Women & Equalities, or who have...Read more

We Told You So!

Read the latest blog 'Is “We Told You So!“ by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

n my blog of 6 th March 2014 , I forecast that the Immigration Act would make private landlords into unpaid and untrained Immigration Officers. The Immigration Act would become “in effect, a charter for racial and other forms of harassment and abuse where people...Read more

Why the Conservative plan to scrap the European Human Rights Act could be bad news for BME rights in the UK

Read the latest blog 'Why the Conservative plan to scrap the European Human Rights Act could be bad news for BME rights in the UK' by Rob Cole, ROTA Voluntter.

The Conservative plan to replace the European Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights could be disastrous for BME communities who enjoy the protection granted by European authorities against.........Read more

Two upcoming Equality Act Training sessions

Free Two Day Equality Act Training - 28 May and 1 June 2015

Free two day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities.

For more information and to book your place, visit http://www.rota.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=44&reset=1

Free Train the Trainer on the Equality Act 2010 - 8 June 2015

Free training for organisations that wish to be trained to deliver training on the Equality Act 2010.

For more information and to book your place, visit...Read more

Do you have what it takes to be a Clore Social Fellow?

Clore Social develops leaders with a social purpose so they can transform the world around them. On 11 May 2015 they begin recruiting for the UK's top social talent, ready to appoint a new cohort outstanding leaders to the 2016 Clore Social Fellowship. The fully-funded Fellowship programme includes residential training, an individualised budget to spend on your own development, coaching, mentoring, a secondment and a research project. It’s all tailored to you, but you’ll do it alongside the most inspiring, creative and...Read more

Free Legal Advice Chat Line on the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

Deighton Pierce Glynn solicitors will be available to chat with you live on ROTA’s ‘Holding to Account on Equalities’ website once a week.

Advice will be provided one to one on a first come first served basis. Each person will be given 10 minutes to chat to a solicitor about any PSED related issues they are facing or to clarify any technical legal points relating to the PSED.

To chat with a solicitor please visit: http://equalities.rota.org.uk/ from 12 noon – 1pm on the 20th of March 2015.

For further...Read more

Train the Trainer on the Equality Act 2010: Free two day training for organisations that wish to be trained to deliver training on the Equality Act 2010

30th March and 1st April 2015 Participants must: Previously have attended the two day Equality Act training; Complete a quiz on the basic concepts and provisions within the Equality Act; Key objectives: Participants will: Discover key training techniques; Gain practical skills in communicating key concepts and provisions within the Equality Act; Learn to design training to meet learner needs; Gain practical experience in delivering a short session for the group. Day one 30th March 2015 Day two 1st April...Read more

Using the Equality Act 2010: Free two day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010

16th March 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:

learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010; learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful; review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010;

Training Day two: Using the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

23rd March 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:...Read more

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