A review of feedback and complaints to the taxi and private hire licensing service of Bristol City Council identified a number of complaints from drivers who felt that they were not being treated fairly by the Council. The majority of drivers were from black and...Read more
New research from Race on the Agenda (ROTA) shows that free schools are failing to comply with statutory requirements on equality.
The public sector equality duty (PSED) exists to support schools to tackle unlawful discrimination, meet diverse needs, identify and address the reasons for different educational outcomes for different groups, and create school environments where all pupils feel valued and safe from all kinds of bullying and harassment.
The Equality Act 2010 requires all schools, including free schools, to fulfil the public sector equality duty. By 6 April 2012...Read more
Read the latest blog by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.
“The most racist piece of legislation in the last 30 years”. So said John McDonnell MP about the new Immigration Bill that the Coalition Government is currently ramming through parliament. The Bill had its second reading on 22nd October and marks the culmination of...... continue >>> Read more
Between November 2011 and February 2013, ROTA delivered the Shaping the Future seminar series, which considered educational reforms and the current state of play in terms of educational inequality. A concerning discussion point that came up at many of the seminars was that growing numbers of BAME children and young people are being diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and pressurized to take medication by healthcare professionals and schools.
ROTA has just launched a discussion paper and survey to explore this discussion point further. Read the paper at...Read more
A big thank you to all of you who signed ROTA’s petition on the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and for supporting our campaign to save the PSED.
The independent Steering Group of the PSED review published its recommendations on 6 th September. Your voice and support has ensured there are no recommendations to remove the Public Sector Equality Duty. This is great news but we have not won yet!
The Steering Group has recommended that the government explore alternate means to judicial review to resolve disputes relating to the Equality Duty. The government has now launched...Read more