Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.
During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018, we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.
The Home Office have launched a May 2018 consultation to support those of the Windrush generation who have faced difficulties in establishing their status under the immigration system.
Responses must be made by 8 June 2018.
School staff hope a preventative strategy would reduce the chances of children and young people reaching crisis point and needing more targeted support.
This is from the May 2018 survey report which explores what schools and colleges across England are doing to support pupils’ mental health.
The Education Committee has opened a Life Chances inquiry to understand the impact that early years education and social policy have on determining children’s life chances. The deadline for submissions is Friday 1 June 2018.
The House of Commons Library have published a May 2018 briefing paper, which provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
The Government’s proposed Green Paper on young people’s mental health lacks any ambition and will provide no help to the majority of those children who desperately need it.
This is according to a May 2018 report by the Health and Social Care Committee on the Government’s Green Paper on young people’s mental health.
‘Preserving Charter rights is particularly important in relation to children and young people.’ This is according to the April 2018 joint briefing (pdf) from the Child Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) on the importance of retaining the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit.
Published in April 2018, the report ‘Unhappy Birthday’ argues that, together with the benefits freeze, the two child limit is “the most damaging welfare reform in terms of the long term impact on levels of child poverty.”
Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.
This is according to the March 2018 article by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.
We need to build the capacity of our leaders to promote and achieve integration outcomes. Do you agree?
This is from the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper (PDF), produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in March 2018.
The Green Paper invites views through public consultation on the government’s proposals to realise our vision of a society where people of all backgrounds get on with each other.
The paper proposes:
Measures to support recent migrants so that they have the information they need to integrate into society and understand British values and their rights and responsibilities
Core integration measures for national and local government to focus on
Measures to ensure that all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds.
MHCLG are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across local government, in the faith, voluntary, community and business sectors, and the general public.
The consultation will end on 5th June 2018.
Access the Government website to find out more about the consultation.
Read the Green Paper (PDF).