The Race Equality Scorecard brings together quantitative evidence on six different key indicators to help inform the decision-making process of public authorities, and to equip local communities with the tools necessary to hold them to account.
In 2013, the Runnymede Trust ran a pilot Race Equality Scorecard project in three London boroughs: Croydon,Kingston and Redbridge. The purpose of the Scorecard was to enable BME communities to enter into meaningful dialogue with their local authority and partners, to assess their performance and help identify what the local priorities for race equality were. The Scorecard facilitated a better understanding of the pressures facing BME communities, identified key areas where change is necessary and feasible, and created the opportunity for these different partners to work together to make a difference.
The Scorecard project is now being delivered in Barking and Dagenham, Sutton, Hackney and Haringey, and will be refreshed in the three pilot boroughs, Croydon, Kingston and Redbridge.