Abdul Khan – Trustee Statement

The BECON Board of Trustees make the following statement in respect of Abdul Khan:

Having been made aware of the recent conviction of Abdul Khan, the BECON Board of Trustees express their deep abhorrence of the significant crimes which have been committed by him.

The BECON Board of Trustees would like to stress that the appalling criminal acts perpetrated by Mr. Khan do not refer, nor are they in any way in relation to his role or activity in the BECON organisation.

Because BECON takes its responsibilities in safeguarding young and vulnerable people very seriously, Mr. Khan had been given extended leave from his professional duties for some time before the court hearing until the conclusion of the trial, and the BECON Board put in place clear steps and strong measures to ensure that the services and commitments of the organisation would not be impacted by these events. Mr. Khan will not be returning to the organisation.

BECON will continue to deliver its social mission into the future, providing valuable services and opportunities for those in need.


BECON Board of Trustees

10th March 2017

The closing down of BECON’s Newcastle office

Please note that BECON’s Newcastle Office has been relocated to Stockton and all enquirers for Newcastle and Tyne and Wear will be managed from BECON’s office in Stockton on Tees.

6 under-represented individuals are wanted for a paramedics scheme

The North East Ambulance Services team

The North East Ambulance Service is looking to attract under-represented groups including those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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NORTH EAST RACE EQUALITY FORUM RESEARCH Briefing No. 7 Tell MAMA: the picture of anti-Muslim hatred in 2014/2015

This Research Briefing is drawn from Tell Mama’s latest report, which builds upon previous work with the third sector organisation, Faith Matters, undertaken by Teesside University’s Centre for Fascist, Anti-fascist, and Post-fascist Studies (CFAPS). It presents the results of analysis conducted using data collected as part of the Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti- Muslim Attacks) initiative during the 2014/15 reporting period (1 March 2014 to 28 February 2015), More specifically, it presents ongoing monitoring statistics around a number of key measures relating to anti-Muslim hatred as expressed both on and offline.

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NORTH EAST RACE EQUALITY FORUM Information Briefing No. 6 How far have we come?

How far have we come? Lessons from the 1965 Race Relations Act


Omar Khan

Director, Runnymede Trust

This is the first of two Information Briefings kindly provided for us by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The first was written by Omar Khan from the Runnymede Trust and was first published on December 8 last year. Further information about the Runnymede Trust and the events and reports to which Omar Khan refers are available from the Trust at www.runnymede trust.org

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first Race Relations Act in Britain.

The Runnymede Trust has held a major conference and today publishes a collection of articles examining how far we have come since the 1965 Race Relations Act on this anniversary to mark this somewhat undernoted anniversary.

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