By Susan Baker
The ethnicity pay gap campaign was founded in 2018 with two expressed aims: to make it a legal requirement for companies to both report on and address pay disparity based on race, and to highlight and encourage…
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By Susan Baker
Black and ethnic minority social workers have disproportionately high ASYE failure rate, figures show
Black and ethnic minority children’s social workers face disproportionately high rates of failure in the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE), Skills for Care figures have revealed.
In 2018-19, they accounted for 53% of ASYE fails, despite…
Black, ethnic minority and disabled practitioners face ‘disproportionate’ difficulties passing ASYE, says BASW
Black, ethnic minority and disabled social workers (NQSWs) are facing “disproportionate” problems passing their assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE), according to the British Association for Social Workers (BASW).
Staff from BASW’s advice and representation (A&R) service said that…
By Kuldip Kaur Kang
We know that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in England are disproportionately detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), compared to the general population.
Once detained, it is unclear what impact systemic challenges…
Black and ethnic minority student rate improves for Think Ahead but remains half of master’s average
Black and ethnic minority representation on Think Ahead has improved slightly to its highest level this year but remains just half that of university master’s courses.
Seventeen per cent of this year’s cohort at the fast-track mental health social work…
Black and ethnic minority social workers disproportionately subject to fitness to practise investigations
Black and ethnic minority social workers are over-represented in fitness to practise cases in England but face adjudication panels that are disproportionately white compared with the profession.
Social Work England has vowed to tackle both issues, including by considering the…
Social Work England pledges action as survey reveals low proportion of Black and ethnic minority staff
Social Work England has pledged action to tackle inequalities in its workforce after a staff survey revealed just 10% of the organisation were from Black or ethnic minority groups.
The survey – answered by two-thirds of staff – revealed particularly…
Cultural stereotyping among social workers and other professionals is creating barriers to people from ethnic minority communities disclosing child sexual abuse, the inquiry into CSA has found.
Victims and survivors reported being told that abuse was part of…
How treatment of ethnic minority groups in mental health system can be improved following independent review
“Profound inequalities” exist for people from ethnic minority communities in “accessing mental health treatment, their experience of care and their mental health outcomes”. These were the findings of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, which submitted its final…
Care system ethnic inequalities must be addressed to ensure children get services they need, study argues
Inequalities in the proportions of children from different ethnic groups in the care system must be urgently investigated to ensure services are socially just and fit for purpose and resources are used effectively, academics have said.
A study led by…
By Professor Kamaldeep Bhui
The prime minister, Theresa May, has described shortfalls in mental health care as a “burning injustice” in our country. Her government has pledged to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) after concluding that “discriminatory use”…
A social work academic reflects on a week that features uncomfortable realities and a small triumph for positive values
Study authors hope findings will put end to "lingering suspicion of institutional racism" in mental health care
A detailed investigation is needed into why none of the 132 black British-African applicants to Step Up proceeded beyond the assessment centre stage, according to an evaluation of the programme.
Government proposals to speed up the adoption process do not go far enough and miss important opportunities, a House of Lords committee has found
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