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Coalition’s free schools project spells disaster for many already facing acute educational disadvantage

The free schools agenda is coming at a high price to many communities that already face educational disadvantage, says Race on the Agenda (ROTA). There are a number of worrying cases where local communities are losing out. However, due to the limited amount of information available from the Department for Education and many of the free schools themselves, we have been unable to conclude whether these early signs are an indication of more systemic and widespread issues of inequality.

It was ROTA's concern about risks that the Coalition's free schools project could make existing...Read more

ROTA event: criminal justice and mental health a complex issue for BAME communities

Over 80 delegates from across the mental health sector and criminal justice system descended on Coin Street Community Centre on 21 July to contribute to a discussion on Exploring the fault line - issues at the intersection of criminal justice and mental health.

The event, joint-hosted by ROTA and Action for Advocacy, brought together experts, including policymakers, practitioners, academics, BAME voluntary sector representatives and professionals, to share thoughtful ideas on key concerns, gaps in service delivery and potential areas of opportunity.Read more

Race on the Agenda: Supplement (Summer 2011) BAME Women's Sector

supplement summer 2011 coverBAME Women's Sector: Fighting for survival

Black, Asian and minority ethnic women's organisations are once again fighting for survival amid inadequate funding, discrimination and policy short sightedness. ROTA CEO Dr Elizabeth Henry asks why policy makers keep failing to meet their needs.