In partnership with the University of Reading, Runnymede has launched a new website called Romans Revealed, which looks at just how diverse Roman Britain was.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for films & the project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'
Runnymede has launched the first race equality scorecard in Kingston.
The Scorecard project is an innovative way of collecting and monitoring data on racial inequalities and will enable local partners and stakeholders to hold service providers to account for racial inequalities in their areas.
The Runnymede Trust hosted its annual race debate in January, with this year's event focusing on whether racists have the right to be heard.
You can now watch the video in full of the debate by clicking here.
Runnymede has responded to the Government's consultation on measuring child poverty.
Senior MPs call localism agenda “inconsistent and incoherent”
09 June 2011
The Communities and Local Government Select Committee has criticised the government’s localism agenda, arguing that it needs a more coherent vision in order for it to work on the ground. It also called for marginalised groups to be helped in holding local authorities to account.
The comments were made in the committee’s final report of its localism inquiry. Runnymede, who presented oral evidence in the inquiry, is quoted a number of times in the report.
Included in the document are comments made in the inquiry by Runnymede’s director Dr Rob Berkeley, who stressed the need for new structures to help marginalised groups (including ethnic minorities) hold local authorities to account under localism.
Highlighting in particular the declining numbers of Race Equality Councils across the country, which have traditionally held local authorities to account on race issues, Rob said: “We had an extensive structure of race equality councils across the country. In 2007 there were 100, now they are down to 42 and they seem to be declining. I am keen to go with the spirit and suggest that localism can deliver, given local accountability to local citizens, but the structures need to be in place. I suspect that they are not currently. I do not hear any plans to support and establish those local organisations that might begin to hold local authorities to account a bit more on equality.”
The latest review of the National Curriculum by the Government proposes that no BME cultures or individuals are learned about until pupils are 11 years old.
Omar Khan, our Head of Policy Research, gave evidence at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia on the 21st March.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for website design, films, social surveys & project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'.