Runnymede’s Race Equality Scorecard project is an innovative way of filling the accountability gap — holding local authorities and other stakeholders, such as the police and NHS, to account for racial inequalities in their areas.
Runnymede is doing this by:
- partnering with local race equality bodies in 3 London boroughs: Croydon, Kingston and Redbridge,
- collecting and monitoring data on racial inequalities in 7 key areas, including employment, criminal justice, education and health,
- creating a constructive dialogue with local authorities and other stakeholders with responsibility for the welfare of BME communities, and
- publishing a ‘Scorecard’ assessing how local authorities and stakeholders are carrying out their responsibilities, in terms of working to narrow inequalities.
By piloting the project in Croydon, Kingston and Redbridge we will see how effective the Scorecard is in very different contexts — with some areas more ethnically diverse or better-off than others.
The Redbridge Race Equality Scorecard film was published in February 2014.