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Government changes to the family migration rules

On 11th June 2012, the government announced significant changes to the family migration rules in the UK. The key changes, which largely came into force on 9 July 2012, include a new income requirement of £18,600 for people wishing to sponsor a partner to come to the UK, an extended period (from two to five years) before spouses and partners can apply for settlement in the UK, and a review of the application of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to immigration cases.

The new rules are preventing many thousands of people from exercising their right to a family life...Read more

ROTA welcomes new Chief Executive

Andy Gregg joins Race on the Agenda in January 2013 as Chief Executive, after a period working as a consultant with a number of voluntary organisations.

He was Chief Executive of the Charities Evaluation Service between September 2010 and the summer of 2012, and before that held the same role at LASA.

Andy said: “I am really looking forward to working with ROTA. It is an organisation that I have long admired. There is currently an increasing attack on the whole Equalities agenda. ROTA will play a key role with our partners in resisting these attacks and at the...Read more

Stephen Lawrence Memorial Service

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust have a few places left on our guest list for the Memorial Service on the 24 th April.

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust are delighted to extend an invitation on behalf of Doreen Lawrence and her family, to come together and remember Stephen at a Memorial Service on Tuesday 24th April 2012.

The service will mark both Stephen’s life and the partial justice achieved by the Lawrence family, after 18 years of campaigning. The service will be conducted by the Reverend David Cruise. If you would like to attend the Memorial Service, please email...Read more

Free School Monitoring Project

Following a successful pilot conducted in late 2011, ROTA is now extending the Free School monitoring survey.

If you are involved (or have been) in proposing a free school, please take this opportunity to share your views and experiences of the application process. Your responses will provide important information that will contribute to a better understanding of equalities issues in Free Schools.

We hope that our research will help us to support:

Free schools to deliver inclusive services Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups who are looking to set...Read more

Equality and Free Schools - Help us develop the evidence base

Inclusive Schools - Free Schools Monitoring Project

ROTA is carrying out a project that aims to help ensure that children and young people from marginalised Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities benefit from the services provided by free schools. Part of this involves research to determine: the level of involvement of BAME communities in free schools as proposers, governors, staff and pupils; the support needs of BAME communities seeking to set up free schools; and the support needs of free schools in developing inclusive services.

Please support us by completing this...Read more

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