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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.

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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 .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

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

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010 3rd February 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) 10th February 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will:

learn to use the PSED to advance equality for BME...Read more

White people must start talking about race and racism

Read the latest blog “White people must start talking about race and racism' by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

Many white people feel intensely uncomfortable talking about race. They say that they are constantly in fear of saying the wrong thing, of “putting their foot in it” or “treading on eggshells”. Recently a white US rap musician Macklemore put it like this.... continue >>> Read more

Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece

Baroness Hussein-Ece originally studied art history and fine art, before going to work in local government and training as a librarian. She subsequently worked for Islington Council's Race Equality Unit, then went to work as a senior manager in the National Health Service, including as chief officer for Haringey Community Health Council.

She was elected as to Hackney Council as a Labour Party councillor for Clissold ward in 1994 and was Deputy Leader in 1995 and 1996. She was the first woman from a Turkish/Cypriot background elected to public office in the UK.

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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 >>>> Read more

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