Date: Monday 18th June, 2012
Time: 12.30 – 4.30 pm
Venu: Committee Room,Civic CentreBarras Bridge,Newcastle upon Tyne NE99 2BN
There is increasing concern about the time that it takes children to be get out of local authority care. There has been a particular focus on the experiences of black and minority ethnic children which has been addressed in the Action Plan for Adoption. This event aims to provide those working on policy development or service delivery for Looked After Children an opportunity to explore the issues behind the adoption of black children by white families.
It also looks at the challenge of increasing the pool of black and minority ethnic adopters and fosterers in the North East.
Places at this event are limited, so please book. If you’d like to know more, contact Dean T Huggins, Partnership Policy Officer at BECON (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 272 2339)
This primary research paper presents a review of research that finds that the British Government’s new social cohesion agenda does hold promise for racial and ethnic prejudice reduction- but that social cohesion polices and practice must include at their core policies to reduce institutional racism in British police services. Analysis of the literature reveals that considerably more research is required to examine the precise nature and dynamics of institutional racism within the police services. There is a need to understand how racism against Black and minority ethnic (BME) policy employees, and police racism against BME communities, influences social cohesion. That this is important, given the British government’s current social cohesion policy agenda, is patently clear. Considerably more research is about to be undertaken in this area by the authors of this paper and the results will be published in the academic press, disseminated at conferences and presented in training programmes.
Neighbourhoods may be blighted by the actions of rogue landlords who exploit new migrants to the UK, according to a report by the Housing and Migration Network (HMN) that urges action be taken to improve the situation.
Many of the new migrants to the UK – 75 per cent, according to HMN – live in the private rented sector, “usually in the worst conditions”. The HMN report, ‘UK migrants and the private rented sector’, is the first national report to explore the needs and experience of new migrants who live at the bottom end of the sector. The problems could be become worse as a result of changes to the housing benefits systems, the report suggests.
The HMN was jointly established by HACT and its funders – the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Migration Foundation of Metropolitan Housing Partnership.
A library user who hurled racist abuse to a fellow reader before biting her has been banned from her local branch for a year.
Southwark Crown Court heard Saska Brenard, 47, sank her teeth into Tatiana Digbeu’s arm after yelling screaming racist obscenities at her at Queens Park Library in Harrow Road, Queen’s Park, on January 15 this year.
She launched her foul mouthed tirade after Ms Digbeu attempted to squeeze behind her chair as she sat using a computer.
The court heard the violent, racist outburst came just three months after she received a 12 month community order for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.
Prosecutor Stephen Willmer said: “The defendant seems to have taken umbrage to Ms Digbeu attempting to pass behind the chair she was sitting in.
“Initially this manifested itself with the defendant muttering under her breath the n-word”
Department for Education Strategic Partnership Programme has done a brief to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
When: Wednesday 21st March 2011 at 10:30 am-12.pm
Where: Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation Offices, Ground Floor, 63 Westgate
Road. Newcastle Upon Tyne,NE1 1SG.
Why attend: Social housing in England and Wales is undergoing the biggest changes in over
60 years. These changes will have a dissiproportionate impact on Black and Minority families
claims the”Equality and Human Rights Commission”.
The Federation is interested in working with BME tenants to continually inform policy and
service provision based on tenant experiences.This session is aimed at identifying new ways
of involving BME tenants in this critical work.
Who should attend: BME social housing tenants, BME advocacy services, and BME