The Traveller Movement report: The Last Acceptable Form of Racism?

The NHS England should update their data monitoring systems, as a matter of urgency, to include Gypsy and Irish Traveller categories, as per the 2011 Census.

This is one of the recommendations from the Traveller Movement’s report (pdf), in September 2017.

This report explores Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT) people’s experience of prejudice and discrimination, based on a survey of 214 community members across the UK. 

The report recommends that:

  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month should be supported by the Department for Education and rolled out across all schools in the UK
  • The police should take steps to ensure that they are fully complying with their statutory and equality duties in their treatment of complaints by GRT individuals or communities
  • Discrimination and harassment training programmes in workplaces should refer to derogatory comments about Gypsies, Roma and Travellers as potential disciplinary offences.

Read the full report (pdf).