Ethnic Groups: Equality

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Race Disparity Audit, whether her Department has undertaken an impact assessment of the explain or change approach adopted by the Race Disparity Unit when working with the Home Office; and what changes to the Home Office that unit recommended as a result of data that it has gathered since its inception.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary, Minister for Equalities

‘Explain or Change’ was a short-term communications campaign that was launched in 2018, on the one year anniversary of the Race Disparity Audit. The campaign concluded in June last year, and the Race Disparity Unit continues to work with other Government Departments, to address disparities highlighted by the Audit. This includes work with the Home Office to improve trust between police forces and the local communities they serve, increasing diversity in the police workforces themselves, and developing a new strategy to act on and prevent hate crime.

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