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Northern Ireland’s chief social worker Seán Holland wants to build more cultural competence among social work professionals. Speaking at a workshop ‘Cultural Competence in Child Care Social Work in Northern Ireland’ today, Mr Holland said the workshop would address cultural competence and some of the challenges presented to social workers…
The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, is an independent review of the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Over the last 18 months the Lammy Review has conducted extensive research across each aspect of the criminal…
Ministers have been urged to put in place a comprehensive race strategy following the publication of the Lammy review. David Isaac, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: "Everybody should have full trust in our criminal justice system and the Lammy Review is a major contribution to understanding…
Some ethnic groups are being unintentionally excluded from using food banks and other community food aid, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of York looked at how 67 food aid providers work in Bradford, West Yorkshire - a city which is nearly 25% Muslim. But the team…
People in Northern Ireland have less protection against racial discrimination than other parts of the UK, European experts say. Employers and public bodies are only allowed to take a limited range of special measures to combat disadvantage, according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The expert body…
A new report for the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR) has found that levels of hate crime in Scotland are higher than official figures suggest, and called for more research to provide a clearer picture of the problem. SCCJR PhD student Maureen McBride has produced a Review…
Almost eight hate crimes or incidents are reported to police in Northern Ireland every day, a report said. The number of racist cases reduced slightly to 1,133 in the 12 months to June but remained one of the highest tallies since records began in 2004, according to Police Service of…
Skills for Care have announced they are now accepting expressions of interest for the Moving Up leadership programme, which is for black, Asian and minority ethnic social care leaders. Currently, the leadership profile of the social care sector does not reflect the diversity of British culture. Those in management positions…
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