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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...... continue >>>

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 http://www.rota.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=43&reset=1

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.

“Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True“ Trevor Phillips

Read the latest blog 'Is “Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True“ Trevor Phillips' by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

In his controversial and misguided programme “Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True“ Trevor Phillips argues that white people are so afraid of...... continue >>>

 

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 information, please contact: poornima@rota.org.uk.

Free Preliminary Legal Advice on the PSED

ROTA is working in partnership with Deighton Pierce & Glynn Solicitors to provide preliminary legal advice to voluntary and community sector organisations.  This is aimed at holding public authorities to account using the PSED of the Equality Act 2010.

For further information contact: poornima@rota.org.uk.

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;
 

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;

How to talk about immigration

British Future’s new report ‘How To Talk About Immigration‘ sets out the challenges for all sides when it comes to discussing and regaining trust on one of the most hotly contested issue in British politics.

The pattern of falling trust, in politicians of every party, leads many to assume that the politics of immigration offer an impossible conundrum, one in which the public are assumed to be wholly ‘anti’ migration and whoever talks toughest has the best chance of connecting with them – an assumption that the steady rise of UKIP has done nothing to assuage.  

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Racism in the delivery of mental health services - Guest blog by Suman Fernando

For many years, black and some other minority ethnic groups have been badly served by our mental health services. Some of the problems can be attributed to the fact that services have not adapted adequately to the fact that the understanding of what is ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ is culturally determined and ‘one size does not fit all’. However, there has been......continue >>>>

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