Research Publications

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MiNet (June 2009) The Economic Downturn and the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) third sector

This piece of research highlights the specific problems London's BAME third sector face due to the economic downturn. The report draws attention to the fact the vast majority of BAME organisations across London are small and locally based, with very few being medium sized. These organisations have very little capacity, have not had the same amount of time to develop as mainstream organisations and do not have the same financial resources to fall back on. This research completed by MiNet indicates that many BAME groups have not only experienced a decrease in their main sources of income, but rather this has been coupled with an increase in demand for their services. Evidence based recommendations are put forward targeting policy makers, infrastructure organisations and funders.

On 30th June MiNet launched its report at an event held at NCVO which detailed the impact of the recession on London's BAME Third Sector.

Download the executive summary here.

ROTA (May 2009) Marking the 10th Anniversary of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

In 2006, ROTA commenced research on the Restoring Relations Project (RRP):

Addressing Hate Crime through Restorative Justice. In April 2008 the RRP released its findings and recommendations.

On March 11th 2009, ROTA launched its Transformative Justice Project with an evening reception at the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The event had a focus on the 10 year anniversary of the Macpherson Inquiry, with high profile speakers sharing their positions on areas ranging from the value of restorative justice, hate crime in schools to the changing face of institutionalised racism. This will go on to inform the work of ROTA's 4 year Transformative Justice Project

Download the post-conference report here.

Race on the Agenda (April 2009) ROTA Consultation of London's BAME Sector: Identifying Social Policy Priorities

BASIS report coverThis interim report has two specific aims:

  1. To identify a social policy priority for the sector that will be developed into a research project in 2009-2010 led by the policy officer, an intern and ROTA.
  2. To identify at least five social policy areas for ROTA to focus on for the next two years; informing consultations in which ROTA will partake and policymakers who they attempt to influence.

Download the interim report here.

Race on the Agenda (November 2008) Effective Commissioning to reduce re-offending

ROTA CLINKS effective coverCLiNKS, an organisation which works to strengthen and develop the partnerships between voluntary and community-based organisations and the Prison and Probation Services, commissioned Race on the Agenda (ROTA) and Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) to carry out the an evidence based report on what effective commissioning mean to reduce re-offending among BAME communities including gay people.

Download the executive summary here.

Download the full CLiNKS report here.

Race on the Agenda (November 2008) Less Equal Than Others: The Race for Justice Campaign

Race for justice coverOn November 17th 2008, Race on the Agenda (ROTA), Clinks, NACRO, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and the National Body of Black Prisoner Support Groups released the Race for Justice report, 'Less Equal Than Others; Ethnic Minorities and the Criminal Justice System'.

The report highlights the need for the government to act decisively in shaping policy to redress the over-representation of people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in the criminal justice system. The report highlights the fact that around 26% of the prison population in England and Wales is from a BAME background when the same groups account for 9% of the broader population. Looking at the direct experience of BAME communities of the system, it found they were more likely to be prosecuted, less likely to be cautioned, less likely to get bail and more likely to serve longer prison sentences for similar offences.

Download the report here.

Race on the Agenda (July 2008) Barriers to Employment Skills and Training among Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Londoners. London: ROTA\LGBT Consortium\Urban Inclusion

Barriers to Employment Skills and Training among Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Londoners coverThe purpose of the research was to establish a preliminary baseline dataset of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) community, supported by primary and secondary research and qualitative narrative on the barriers to employment, skills and training for Londoners with an alternative sexual identity.

ROTA report with LGBT consortium and Urban Inclusion.

Download the executive summary here.

Race on the Agenda (April 2008) Addressing hate crime through Restorative Justice and cross sector partnerships: A London study

RRP report coverThe Restoring Relationships Project (RRP) is a London-wide initiative, which aims to help reduce hate crime and its impact. The project started in June 2006 and is run by Race on the Agenda (ROTA), a social policy think-tank that has been active since 1986. This report presents the findings of the 2 year project and posits recocomendations on how to address hate crime through alternative dispute methodologies and multi-agency partnerships.

Download the report here.

Race on the Agenda (November 2007) The Visible and Hidden Dimensions of London’s Homelessness: A Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Account

Homelessness report coverThe final report of a research project looking at experiences of service provision for BAME homeless individuals and the relationship between BAME and mainstream homelessness organisations.

Download the executive summary here.

Interim Report- Interviews

Findings from the project's indepth interviews with homeless individuals.

Download the interim report here.

Interim Report - Focus Groups

Findings from the project's focus groups with homeless individuals.

Download the interim report here.

MiNet (October 2007) Mapping Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Engagement in Every Child Matters (ECM) Developments in London

Mapping Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Engagement in Every Child Matters (ECM) Developments in London coverThis review aims to build on work already completed and provide more specific feedback about the capacity building needs of the sector to engage with the planning and commissioning of children and young people's services for Children's Trusts. Its focus is Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) VCS engagement in the ECM agenda.

Download the report here.
 

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