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We have now introduced a blog site where staff and volunteers will post new blogs regularly to keep you up to date on what is happing at ROTA.
Read our blogs here.
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.
Placing the Past in the Present: Tamil Oral History in London chronicles the stories, memories and experiences of Sri Lankan Tamils in London. It is one piece of the larger, one-year Through the generations: Tamil oral history project conducted in 2012.
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.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust have a few places left on our guest list for the Memorial Service on the 24th 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.
In November 2011 the Mayor’s Education Inquiry was launched to examine key challenges for education in London and make recommendations for practical action with key partners including the boroughs, schools and policy-makers. Read the full briefing here.
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.
ROTA's submission to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner: Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in gangs and groups (CSEGG). Read the submission here.
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.
Have reforms exacerbated existing tensions in the lead up to the largest civil disturbance in decades? Will public sector change fill disadvantaged pockets? Will BAME communities see change without real investment?
Experts and practitioners from the voluntary and community sector set out to answer these questions and chart the way forward in our latest edition of Agenda, 'Change for the Better? Government reforms and BAME communities.'